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House Debates: A Vital Part of An Increasingly Diverse Campus

The love of a good argument is as much a part of human nature as the desire to eat, sleep, and be happy. Words are powerful things, when delivered effectively they have the potential to shape our laws, societies, and…

The FBI and Black Identity Extremism

In a leaked 2017 report circulated among US police departments by the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit, the newly fabricated designation of ‘Black Identity Extremist’ is slowly becoming an unsettling reality for those involved in the promotion of black civil…

Consent: More Than Just Tea

Consent at UCD ran its first event of the school year on October 2nd. While planning an event on campus is not usually done in a 24hr turnaround we are proud of our accomplishments and plan to make it a…

Societies Spotlight: Interview with Liam O’Dowd of St Vincent de Paul UCD

Liam O’Dowd is in his final year of studying Politics and Philosophy, while also taking on the role of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) UCD auditor. His journey from first year to now is a bit of a blur to…

UCD Societies: What You Need To Know

Did you know that in an average week in UCD there are approximately seven meetups with free tea, coffee and chats? That once a week you can get discounted screenings at the cinema and two thought-provoking debates with free pizza?…

Zee or Zed? The Question of Conflicting English Dialects

The English language is a multinational, multicultural language spanning centuries of war, colonialism and great social reform, and is now seen by many as the modern language of business. The question that inspired this article, is why an English-speaking nation…

Electoral Reform And How It Could Change The Face Of Irish Politics

The Irish political sphere has been a stagnant affair for almost one hundred years now, and with recent anti-austerity movements in the foreplay of people’s politics, is there a tenable solution to fundamentally change and perhaps fix Irish politics? Evidence…

Societies Spotlight: Interview With Hugh Carr of An Cumann Gaelach

Hugh Carr is a busy man. Between starting his final year of studying English and Drama, preparing for a call back and writing as Irish Editor for the University Observer, he managed to find time to talk to the Tribune…

Why We Need To Take Back The City

The recent forcible eviction of housing activists occupying a previously vacant building on North Frederick Street led to massive increase in the media attention surrounding the ‘Take Back the City’ campaign. The campaign group, which is comprised of 18 different…

Consent At UCD

Consent is something we hear a lot. Sometimes can be a bit of a grey area and Consent at UCD are here to make sure that people understand what is okay and what is not okay in terms of consensual…

The Importance of Take Back The City

At this very moment, the homelessness figure stands at 9,846 people and soon threatens to reach a skyrocketing figure of 10,000. Children now represent 1 in 3 homeless people in Ireland, and under Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy homelessness has…

Student Accommodation & Housing Crisis

“Accommodation” – It’s that abominable word that’s on every student’s tongue.  It’s an inconvenience for those who can afford it, and it’s a truly daunting task for those who cannot keep up with the ruthless property market and its high…