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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…

What’s All this Protest Stuff About?

Boy it’s been a busy couple of weeks, with students protesting more than Greta Thunberg on Friday. The issue though? Well, it’s kind of a whole bunch of issues muddled into one little movement. Here’s a quick summary! The catalyst…

A Single Person’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

The smell of a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk bar follows you home like a cigarette you haven’t smoked. Anatomically incorrect hearts dance about the streets. You try to ignore them, but they know what avoidance smells like, and you stink. It’s…

Student Stories: Going It Alone

Gandalf will always claim he didn’t do anything that sent Bilbo on his adventures, other than give him a little nudge out of the door. Which is true, in a way. I’d like to think I gave myself more than…

COMMENT: Why are we Prosecuting this Innocent Recipient of Child Pornography?

While scrolling through my emails the other day, an Irish Times headline caught my eye – “Woman prosecuted for child porn she innocently received on WhatsApp.” Innocent is not usually a word used in conviction headlines so with my interest…

Classical vs. Modern Dance: Is One Better than the Other?

One of the things we love to do is to tell a story. Dance is an exquisite type of story-telling that has ramified into so many forms globally, classical and contemporary. Classical dance forms like Russia’s ballet, Ireland’s Céilí or…

Student Stories: Living With Chronic Pain

I was once told that “pain is all in the mind”. I had half a mind to kick the physio that informed me of this quaint little fact to observe exactly how zen he was when his neurons were blasting…

Irish Workers Are Being Worked to Death

Nowadays when we think of parts of our lifestyle that can affect our health, we think about our diet, or maybe our smoking habit, but could your job have an even worse impact on your health?  The modern labour market…

Is UCD Racist? Definitely, 100%

Reflecting upon the controversies that arose in the final few weeks of 2019, 2020 is gearing up to be the year to tackle racism. And, hopefully, the year that racism is finally recognised and condemned for what it really is…

Who Cares About the Student Union Anyway?

An epidemic of ambivalence has spread throughout UCD campus over the last few years, with UCD students feeling completely .disengaged with their Student Union. Very few people vote in SU elections, and participation in SU events is wildly variable, with…

Small Socs! The Politics & International Relations Society (PolSoc)

Today’s Small-Soc’s piece takes a look at the UCD Politics and International Relations Society (PolSoc). Founded in 2016, PolSoc is one of the university’s fastest growing societies with an ever-increasing membership already having reached 400+ members. Aiming to provide an…