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Ronan Coveney

EDITORIAL: Under New Management

With a new president comes a new management team. Professor Andrew Deeks has arrived onto the Belfield campus bringing with him a style that many have described as firm and determined. As an outsider in UCD, cialis picking your battles…

EDITORIAL: Freedom of Information

How important is access to information? When access is delayed or denied without legitimate reason it has to be known why. In 2012 there were 18,797 Freedom of Information requests made in Ireland to public bodies across the state. Of…

UCDSU Suffers First Disaffiliation in its History

Samuel O’Connor, the student at the centre of a membership dispute with UCD Students’ Union has had his request to leave the union accepted. Following a meeting of the union’s Independent Appeals and Disciplinary Board (IADB), the board agreed to…

Student prepared to take legal action as SU say he can’t leave Union

Samuel O’Connor, healing a UCD student and member of “UCD Students Against Abortion”  has had his request to leave UCD Students’ Union denied by the union. A meeting of the UCD SU executive this evening found that due to the…

Questions with Quinn

  The rising student contribution charge, illness third level institutions dwindling position in the QS world rankings and proposed higher education merges are developments which mark a change in the face of the higher education system in Ireland. Ronan Coveney…

Pro – Life Group Members Plan to Leave Students’ Union if Demands Not Met

A group calling themselves ‘UCD Students Against Abortion’ has stated that its members will request to leave UCD Students’ Union if the union does not repeal its current stance on abortion. This follows on from the abortion preferendum, tadalafil in…

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Paid Parking Dispute heads to LRC

SIPTU have requested a hearing in the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) over plans to introduce paid parking across UCD campuses The proposal would see paid parking introduced on both the Belfield and Blackrock campuses. UCD Director of Capital Services Eamonn…

Gardai found to have misled Garda Ombudsman on Fees Protest Investigation

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has recommended that disciplinary action should be considered against four members of An Garda Síochána, following complaints received by the Ombudsman in relation to the fees protest in 2010. Alongside this recommendation, it has…

New President in the Lodge – Professor Deeks Takes Over

The UCD Governing Authority has appointed Professor Andrew J Deeks as the new UCD President. Professor Deeks will take over the position in January 2014 when Doctor Hugh Brady steps down in December of this year following 10 years as…

UCD Ball confirmed for off-campus venue

Following months of speculation it has been announced that the UCD Ball is set to take place in an off-campus location. A site has been confirmed, treat however it won’t be announced until this coming Tuesday: the official day for…