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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…

UCD Undergrads Find Solutions to Food, Sport, and Accomodation Problems on Campus with Innovation Elective Innitative

  ‘Entrepreneurial Endeavour’ is an elective module offered by the UCD Innovation Academy to students, which aims to foster creative thinking, problem solving and an entrepreneurial mindset. The Tribune sat in on one of their classes that focused on identifying…

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More Swedish Products for Us to Build

In 2015, it was announced that a number of Swedish start-ups had begun offering a standard six-hour working day, as opposed to the standard eight-hours a day or 40 hour working week. This was in response to a trend that…

Business

Paddy Power & Betfair Cut 9% Of Jobs

Paddy Power is set to cut 300 jobs following its recent merger with betting giant Betfair in February. The group, who have a combined workforce of 7,200 will also cut 350 jobs from Betfair with legal, finance and HR roles…

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“The Panama Papers”, What You Need to Know

They’ve been called the biggest leak in history. But what are the Panama papers and why are they important? They are 11.5 million leaked files from Mossack Fonseca, the world’s 4th largest off-shore law firm, which detail the secretive industry…

The Ireland Funds Launches Business Plan Competition Worth €16,000

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition 2016, which opened for entries on Monday, March 7th, is seeking innovative business ideas from Ireland’s early stage entrepreneurs. Now in its fifth year, this competition invites students and recent graduates from Ireland and…

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Thaw in relations between USA and Cuba continue

It has been reported that since Barack Obama arrived in Cuba in a move to continue rebuilding ties between the USA and Cuba that Priceline Group has agreed to make Cuban hotel rooms available on Booking.com, thereby becoming the first…