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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…

Europe’s Largest Money Laundering Scandal

Danske Bank is at the heart of the largest money laundering scandal that Europe has ever seen. Over nine billion euros was laundered through Danske bank’s Tallinn branch in Estonia from 2007 to 2015. The source of these funds is…

Should You Invest In Tesla?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has attracted a lot of attention recently. The uncertainty of Tesla’s future is not helped by the CEO’s erratic behaviour. First there was the fiasco back in July of this year where Musk offered to build…

Trump’s Booming US Economy Is On Borrowed Time

Donald Trump may be broadly unpopular, but there is no denying that the US economy has improved since he took office. Unemployment is low, the stock market is high, and the effects of the $1.5 trillion tax bill passed in…