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Rockin’ in the Áras?

The Labour Party’s candidate to contest the presidential election on the 27th October, Michael D. Higgins, describes his vision for the presidency as “one of inclusive citizenship, in a creative society, appropriate for a real republic that represents Ireland to…

Knit Picking: Textbook Ties

Whether for an interview, night-out or formal event, Cathal O’Gara explains the importance in choosing the perfect neck-tie. The perfect men’s tie can be what makes or breaks an outfit. But with the countless amounts of fabrics, patterns, and colours…

It’s all relative

Conor Manning explains the significance of recent results at CERN   “This theory means that the Universe effectively has a speed limit. Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.”   “What this all means is that it seems…

Talking Heads: Should abortion be legalised in Ireland?

Yes – Sinéad Ahern, Choice Ireland I first became involved in campaigning for women living in Ireland to have access to abortion services in 2007. My involvement was spurred by hearing the stories of Irish women who had secretly crossed the Irish Sea to…

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Deposit protection scheme- good or bad news for students?

Hayley Maher investigates the new scheme proposed by the USI. Finding accommodation has for many years been one of the most stressful aspects of starting or returning to college in UCD. However, this year seems to have been a particularly…

College Tribune QS Rankings

Shane Scott This year UCD has continued to fall in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings. UCD is ranked as 134 in the league tables; a fall from last year’s ranking of 114. In 2009 UCD was rated 89. The…