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Start-Up Spotlight: MLN

This week on Start-up Spotlight I interviewed Ellen Le Bas, co-founder of MLN (pronounced ‘melon’), a real-time commuting solution for enterprises in the form of carpooling. MLN is run by Ellen, a recent UCD graduate with a Masters in Computer…

Finance Bill 2019: SMEs Rejoice

The recent Finance Bill, which mostly escaped media scrutiny, came as a pleasant surprise to SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprise) in the midst of uncertainty around Brexit and its implications on international tax and intra-group transactions. The Bill postponed the…

Start-Up Spotlight: The Fruit People

This week’s Start-up Spotlight focuses on the office ‘fruit box service’, The Fruit People, who are Ireland’s largest office fruit delivery specialists. Brothers Barry and Brian Dennis founded the company in 2013, a few years after leaving college. As is…

Comment: The Aviation Industry Should Face Steeper Taxes

As most people know by now, Budget 2020 introduced a 30% hike in carbon taxes, from €20 to €26 per tonne of Co2, applicable from October 9th. This is predicted to raise €90 million which is ‘guaranteed to be spent…

Start-Up Spotlight: tribetactics

Welcome to the very first iteration of ‘Start-up Spotlight’, a column where I aim to shed light on the entrepreneurial endeavours of Irish students and recent graduates. In a time where graduate programmes are the norm, it’s refreshing to see…

IASA: Where Your Aviation Career Could Take Off

The Irish aviation industry is renowned worldwide as a centre of excellence and is arguably the pinnacle of this industry worldwide. For such a small country, Ireland is home to the largest aviation lessors and financiers. The sector directly employs…

Society Spotlight: The Investors and Entrepreneurs Society (I&E)

This is a sponsored article The Investors and Entrepreneurs Society (I&E) is one of the most renowned on the UCD campus and is a career-oriented and business-related society. What is it exactly that has attracted some 15,000 students to join? Well,…

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. It…

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…