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Sabbatical officer mid-term review: Pat de Brún

P at de Brún was elected President of the Student Union in March 2011, buy a role making him the chief representative of all UCD students. A weighty title and a major responsibility, help de Brún brought with him all…

Sabbatical officers mid-term review: Stephen Darcy

Stephen Darcy’s manifesto contains many good ideas and promises of great events. Unfortunately, capsule most are still in the planning phase. There have been some successes in getting bands to UCD (and some hitches along the way). Several of his…

Sabbatical officer mid-term review: Sam Geoghegan

Geoghegan ran unopposed last March as the only candidate for the position of Education Officer, citing previous experience in areas such as 2nd and 3rd year Economics Class Rep and UCDSU Council Vice-Secretary. Throughout his campaign he made many promises…

Student Elections – A Guide

      With his tongue firmly placed in his cheek Donie O’Sullivan takes a look at what we can expect in the upcoming Students’ Union election   It’s that time of year again, election season in UCD. A time…

US Presidential Election

Bickering, seek competition and flames of controversy are engulfing the Republican presidency nomination process at the moment. Members of the same party are fighting hard to race against Barack Obama for the presidency of the United States, viagra in the…

SOPA, PIPA and ACTA

The Stop Online Piracy Act, which many websites protested against on Wednesday the 18th of January, will – apart from attacking freedom of speech – fail to stop online piracy and will have serious economic consequences not just for the…

Having a sweet time in Sweden

“Stockholm has a vibrant nightlife which is a highlight of any visit” “Eating out in Sweden can be expensive, but if you shop around, you will be heavily rewarded.” The Scandinavian nations are characterised by breathtaking landscape, diverse population and…

Radical transformation

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn speaks to Conor McKenna regarding his plans for reform, generic university rankings and the student contribution Labour stepped into government with a number of promises to students, medicine perhaps the most important being a vow to not…

Seanad Referendum

“Other complaints focus on the fact that most senators are defeated candidates in the general election” “Proponents of abolition argue that even if the Seanad was reformed there would still be major difficulties” Robert Nielson examines arguments for and against…

Sugar Daddies: grab one today!

Niamh Emmett investigates he surprising new trend in online dating. “Your sugar daddy…will pamper you…cover your college fees, and might even whisk you off to Cannes for the weekend. All you have to do is date him.” “Is it any…