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Job Description: The work of the editor or two co-editors is a demanding and full-time role. It involves producing the print issues fortnightly over the college year, as well as managing and updating the paper’s online website and social media….

Editorial: A Call For Transparency

This final issue for semester one raises important questions about how our Students Union is run, the level of transparency present, and the work being done by the various officers and staff members there. Our front page contains what is,…

Editorial: Thank You HortSoc, Very Cool!

Welcome to Issue 2 of the College Tribune with your intrepid editors Aaron and Muireann at the helm. It’s been a whirlwind of a fortnight since our first issue went to print. Aaron fearlessly battled the winds of Storm Ali…

Editorial: Straight In The Deep End (At Least There’s Coffee)

Welcome to the 32nd Volume of The College Tribune. We are taking the reins of this prestigious publication from last year’s co-editors Rachel and Cian, in the hopes that we can match their fantastic performance (two student media awards and…

Editorial: UCD’s Lack of Student Projects Must Continue to Be Reported On

This issue marks the end of Volume 31 of the College Tribune. As the only self-funded student newspaper in Ireland, making it to the end of another year is always a success. By picking up a copy or reading online,…

Editorial: Time to Say Goodbye

So we’ve come to the end of another academic year here in UCD and what a year it has been. Who would have guessed we’d have impeached Katie Ascough before America impeached Donald Trump? More importantly who would have guessed…

Editorial: Crime Sometimes Does Pay

This issue’s Business and Law section features a piece on a recent Supreme Court ruling over the exclusionary rule in CAB v Murphy. In short, the case involved an invalid search warrant based on section 29 of the Offences Against…

Editorial: Give Me An SU Candidate Who Actually Cares

Evidently Barry Murphy and Niall Torris didn’t read my last editorial about current SU sabbatical officers re-running which just shows you the power of the editorial. In fairness to Torris, nobody actually wanted to run for Graduate Officer. Barry on…

Radical Image Revamp Required if SU Elections Are to Be Taken Seriously

The SU elections in Trinity College produced some interesting results with one of the presidential candidates forced to pull out on election day due to some unsavoury Snapchats which he allegedly sent emerging. Whether or not he sent the sexist…

UCD’s Administration As Complex as Ever

UCD’s new draft academic regulations unwittingly provide some interesting insights into the complexity of its administration. The draft regulations re-state the use of grade capping when a student fails a module. The proposals run into an administrative issue, which is…

Editorial: Jackson/Olding Case Shows A System of Re-Traumatization

The issue of how sexual assault cases are tried on the island of Ireland is something that has been bugging me for awhile. I studied Neuroscience in UCD so I lack in the area of law. What I don’t lack…

Editorial: SU Membership Still A Hot Topic

Automatic membership of UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) continuously arises as a contentious topic.  Following the abortion preferendum in 2013, Samuel O’Connor set up Irish Students for Freedom of Association (ISFA) to help other students opt out of union membership. The…