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Dublin Band ‘P1g’ to Release Album 10 Years in the Making

Music is nothing without a story, and Tony Cassidy, frontman of the Dublin-based rock band P1g, has a fascinating origin story for the band’s latest album. A mature student studying Music and Philosophy in UCD, Cassidy returned to education to…

Mature Student Diaries: Trying out that whole Society Thing

So here I am four weeks into my tenure as a post grad student in UCD.  I am under strict instructions to myself to ‘embrace the student Modus Operandi!’, as it’s clear that this opportunity may not present itself again,…

How to Continue the Rent Protests Under COVID-19 Lockdown

The Rent Protests earlier this year served as a vocal opposition towards UCD’s proposed rent hike on campus of more than 12% over the next three years. We asked the candidates running for Campaigns &Engagement Officer in the Students’ Union…

Bringing Colour to Belfield: UCD Holi 2020

Most society-run events have had to be cancelled in light of COVID-19, but UCD Indian Society (IndSoc) barely escaped the closure, with their vibrant event Holi that took place on March 6th.  Holi is an ancient Hindu festival dating back…

A Day in the Life of UCD President Andrew Deeks

The below story follows the President of UCD on an average day in the office. It should be noted that due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and university shutdown, the President’s day is vastly different, with much of his work…

Avengers: Age of Unrealistic Body Expectations – Why Men Shouldn’t Model Themselves on Hollywood Facades

The issue of the male body-image is a consistently overlooked and ignored subject. At a time of ripped role models, gym-junky influencers, and hordes of photoshopped advertisement campaigns, how are dudes holding up under the pressure? Firstly, this is not…

“Who am I going to be in this?” – Helping those in need during the COVID-19 crisis

It’s amazing how quickly we begin to adjust to the ways that our lives are changing. Two weeks ago, I didn’t know what ‘social distancing’ was. Yesterday, I turned to my wife while we were re-watching MasterChef when a contestant…

How to Tolerate Your Family While UCD is Closed

Coronavirus. That’s it. That’s the article. Or at least, that’s how the entire internet feels at the second. Insanity looms over us all, as we scroll through conspiracy theories that this is an elaborate plan to cancel all craic for…

Academic Spotlight: Dr. Andrew Jackson

Dr. Andrew Jackson is a lecturer of Law in UCD. He is an environmental and planning lawyer and teaches these subjects at undergraduate level as well as Climate Change Law and Policy at post-graduate level. Dr. Jackson has had an…

The Students’ Union’s Unsung Hero: Spending a Day with Brian Treacy

Starting his day with a cheeky bowl of Weetabix, Brian was about to spend a whole day with me. Madness. He was surely eager to see me at our 8:30am meeting as he beat me to it by a quick…

The Business Interview with Denis O’Brien

Denis O’Brien is a serial entrepreneur who founded Communicorp, a commercial radio and emerging digital media provider, and Digicel Group, a complete communications provider serving the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific – along with several other companies. Throughout his personal…

UCD Rent Protests 101: The Full Story

News Breaks of Maximum Rent Increase UCD’s on-campus accommodation will increase by 4% year on year for the next three years. A premium of €1,000 on average will also be charged to the 1,000 newly built student bedrooms. This news…