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LGBTQ+ Students On Campus: Their Stories

The LGBTQ+ community has grown rapidly over the past number of years, yet it can remain something of a taboo subject in certain spheres. It’s true that Ireland has progressed in the past to accept the Lesbian and Gay community,…

The Pressure Is Not Worth It: Exam Stress And The Effects On The Body

This article was originally written in Irish, but an English translation has been printed too, in the hopes that this excellent piece can reach a wider audience.    It is fashionable to be under pressure and to be working late…

An Introduction To Speciality Coffee

Everyone is familiar with coffee and one in three Irish people drink at least one cup a day. It’s no surprise then that the coffee market is continuously growing. Coffee is, unfortunately, seen as a commodity and here is where…

Sugar: The Unsavory Truth

Sugar is inescapable today. Displays in local shops are dominated by chocolate, sweets, crisps, fizzy drinks and other such sugar-laden produce. A single serving of salad dressing, tomato sauce or cereal can often contain more than a person’s entire daily…

Pornography in Practice

With the prevalence of mobile devices, lack of censorship and massive archives of online porn, unfiltered sexualised content has never been more accessible. Due to the majority of online pornography being free of cost and readily available, there has been…

Consent Column: Asking For It?

Does wearing a short skirt mean I’m asking for people to stare at my legs? Does having a few drinks mean that I’m willing to get frisky? Does dancing “provocatively” mean I want you to grab my waist and dance…

The Social Psychological Explanation of Political Cleavages

A cleavage by definition implies a division. Within politics, divisions are overtly evident and are commonly a contentious area and stratified to a large degree. There are a number of explanations for why there are significant political cleavages in our…

Societies Spotlight: Interview With Nell Hensey of UCDTV

Nell Hensey is in her final year of studying English and Film, she has represented the country at international film festivals and this year she has graduated from the head of Arts and Culture in UCDTV to take the reins…

Criticising Keepin’ It Country

Imagine listening to the radio and hearing the host tell you that a fellow student had “fired the full CC of spunk into [named girl] from Kilkenny, inter-anally.” It’s a sentence that it simultaneously hilarious and horrifying, but language like…

Brazil’s Right-Wing Resurgance

For the first time since 1985 Brazilians have elected a far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency. In a landslide victory of 58 million votes, Bolsonaro defeated left-wing candidates such as Fernando Heddad of the Workers’ Party (PT), shaking the…

Consent Column: Why Consent Isn’t Sexy

We’ve all seen the stickers and heard the mantra. Consent is sexy. It’s a terrible phrase with decidedly noble intentions. The main reason this is an awful phrase is that it implies there is sex with and without consent. There…

Societies Spotlight: Interview with Emily Ashmore of UCD Comedy Soc

As would be expected from someone who has her own stand-up comedy career, ComedySoc Auditor Emily Ashmore displays an easy-going confidence when talking about her society to the Tribune. ComedySoc which ranks amongst the smallest societies on campus with only…