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Moore Centre Opens for Business

On September 2nd, UCD officially opened the latest building in its ever-growing Belfield campus. The €20 million Moore Centre for Business is the new, shining branch of the Quinn School, and is set to be a hub for creativity and…

Comment: UCD Racks up High Flying Flight Fees

UCD have, quite literally, begun the new college year with a flying start. On Monday, 16 September, the Irish Times reported the findings of a Freedom of Information request as to the premium fares spent by universities across the country….

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Full Speed Ahead: NovaUCD Announces E-Scooter Startup

It’s proven to be yet another busy and bounteous summer in NovaUCD. The Belfield-based innovation hub has quickly gained recognition as a leading facility for transforming ideas into successful start-ups via its comprehensive business support programme. One of the latest…

Our Soaring Airline Industry Needs Change

The airline industry worldwide is seeing strong growth at the moment, including within Europe. By far one of the most successful airlines is our very own Ryanair, who saw a staggering 130 million passengers fly with them in 2018. With…

Opinion: UCD Students Shouldn’t Pay Fees When On Internships

As a Commerce student, the prospect of going on a year-long paid internship during my studies was one of the reasons I was drawn to doing this course in UCD. Adding an extra year to my college years, gaining invaluable…

How Renewables Can Solve Ireland’s Energy Crisis

Climate change is one of our generation’s most pressing issues, yet it is often overlooked by businesses and individuals alike, often leaving governments in charge of the situation. With several factors accumulating simultaneously to spell trouble for the industry, it…

Google To Take On The Gaming Industry

On Tuesday 19th of March, Google revealed their latest offering, Google Stadia, a project they have been working on for years. Instead of releasing a physical gaming platform to compete with existing offerings, Google has decided to focus on a…

What Happened To Ireland’s Recession Bankers?

As news springs up this week of the Sean FitzPatrick and Denis Casey trials, it has brought memories of the financial crash in Ireland and of the dire economic consequences that followed it. The Casey trial is one of a…

Society Spotlight: UCD Formula Student

The UCD Formula Student (UCDFS) is one of the most interesting societies within our university. This week I interviewed one of the business leaders within the society to get an insider look into the operations of this ambitious group of…

How To Benefit From The Changing Financial Sector

With the rise of internet-based banking and other sources of finance, the last few years have seen a huge change in financial services. Can these disruptors replace the status quo across sectors such as banking, lending and business loans or…

The Economic Threat Of The US Government Shutdown Persists

This latest United States Government shutdown, the longest on record has had an unprecedented impact on federal workers across the US. While politicians from both parties failed for weeks to even agree to negotiations to end the shutdown, as over…

Breaking Up The Big Four Would Be Premature

The accounting industry has had a rough enough time of it this year, with one bad story seemingly following another. The failure of leading auditors to detect the accounting shenanigans (or “jiggery pokery” as our own Niamh Brennan likes to…