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Matheson to Host Ireland’s First Law-Based Hackathon

Matheson law firm is set to host Ireland’s first ever legal hackathon next month. Organised in partnership with Deloitte, IBM, and the Ryan Academy in Dublin City University (DCU), the event will take place on the 3rd and 4th of…

UCD Smurfit School’s MBA Rises in Rankings

The UCD Smurfit School has again received a boost in a set of global university rankings. This time, its Executive MBA programme is up 15 places to 74th in the world, and 35th in Europe, in the Financial Times Top…

UK Government Spent £370,000 on Two Air Pollution Cases

The UK Government racked up legal bills of £370,000 defending two challenges to the country’s national air quality plans for nitrogen dioxide. The Guardian revealed the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), had incurred the expenditure over the…

Impeachment: How Does It Work?

Impeachment law has recently gained new prominence in the public eye. In the United States, Donald’s Trump’s opponents call for him to be removed from the Presidential office. In the Philippines, Chief Justice Maria Sereno currently faces an impeachment trial….

Does the Global Pact Offer Hope?

A two-day convention held in Paris at the end of June 2017 saw the launch of the preliminary draft of the ‘Global Pact for the Environment’ (the ‘Global Pact’). The launch, attended by many high level politicians including former UN…

An Intern’s Experience of the Society of Legal Scholars Conference

Daniel Forde recounts his working experience at the recent Legal Scholars’ Conference. The Society of Legal Scholars Conference took place in the Sutherland  School of Law over the 5th-8th of September, and this author had the privilege to be a…

UCD up to 75th Place in QS Graduate Employability Rankings

UCD has risen up to 75th place in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings. They aim to measure how successful today’s students are at securing a top job after graduation. Universities are scored on employer reputation, alumni outcomes,…

Student Rooms Turned into Executive Development Centre on Blackrock Campus

UCD opened its new €5 Million Executive Development Centre at the Blackrock campus earlier this month. The centre, which is part of the Smurfit School of Business, will offer over 50 courses to potential students, complementing the current offerings of…

Why Ireland’s Attitude to Tax Law Needs to Change

Illegal State Aid In August 2016, news broke that Ireland had been offering illegal State aid to its leading multinational corporations, namely Apple Inc., who were being called upon to repay €13bn. In a statement on the revelation, the European…

Dean of Business to be Next President of NUIG

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean of Business in UCD, has recently been announced as the new President of NUI Galway. The Galway native will return to his home city to take up the post in January 2018, once the ten-year…

The License to Reside & Rights of Entry

The Tribune’s lead piece in this issue focused on occupancy rates in the UCD Residences. It noted that the ever-increasing licence fees were not stopping students from paying up each year. Charging high fees for these is one thing, but…

Irish Border Becomes Key Topic in Brexit Negotiations

Northern Ireland is taking its turn in the international spotlight as the Brexit sparring session between the EU and UK looks at the fate of the six counties. Last month, “Northern Ireland and Ireland: Position Paper” was released by the…