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Have We Lost Our Ability to Debate?

Abortion, marriage equality, politics, and gender wage gap. These are just some of the polarising debates that saturate our society today. But why must such issues become nasty, brutish points of argument? It would be fair to say that most…

#MeToo: Has Ireland Reached Its Tipping Point?

After The New York Times published an explosive report detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein dozens of women came forward with their own accusations against the Hollywood mogul. Following on from this, a slew of high profile names…

Positive Psychology: A New Path to Happiness?

Psychology is a word that is casually thrown around in conversation, and is usually taken to mean the study of the mind, in particular the ‘abnormal mind’. One could be forgiven for thinking that psychology is a discipline that focuses…

The Oxfam Scandal: An Insight Into the Abusive Undercurrents of Modern Society

The Oxford Committee for Famine Relief which is now more commonly known as ‘Oxfam’ was founded in Oxford, Britain in 1942. During the height of the Second World War, the then newly-founded committee campaigned relentlessly for food supplies to be…

Flavour of the Month: Camila Cabello

Following her shocking exit from American girl group Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello has managed to top the charts and score amazing stints performing on the likes of the legendary stage of Studio 8H for Saturday Night Live and on various…

In Review: Fire & Fury

Following a bewildering year for the American political establishment, due to the advent the Trump administration, critics and citizenry alike faced the monumental task of piecing together the scattered and often non-sensical nature of the current U.S presidency. Michael Wolff…

Is The Abolishment of F1 Pit Girls a Step Too Far?

A polarising decision has been made to abolish the long-standing tradition of ‘grid girls’ from Formula 1. Sean Bratches, Managing Director at Commercial Operations at Formula 1, made the announcement on January 31st, causing a huge split in opinion with…

Promoting Positive Parenting

This semester the UCD CHilD (Childhood and Human Development) Research Centre in collaboration with a number of partners including UCDSU are presenting three separate one-hour long seminars on the strategies of positive parenting for UCD students and staff who are…

Loot Boxes & Accumulators: How Gambling Has Saturated Society

How many betting companies can you name? One? Three? Five? At 23 years old and being an avid sports fan so I’ve seen a lot of gambling advertising in the 15 years I’ve been watching sports on television and online….

Homelessness: The Absurd Truth of Modern Day Ireland

Homelessness. A silent echo of a hundred horrific images. Men and women lying on the streets of Dublin, our capital city, helpless, hungry and without a grain of hope. Just as the rain and frost cannot stop its descent to…

The Doomsday Clock: An Essential Metaphorical Instrument or a Legitimate Soothsayer?

On Thursday the 25th of January 2018, the metaphorical device known as the Doomsday Clock was shifted forward by thirty seconds to stand at just two minutes to midnight, the closest the hands of the clock have ever been to…

Billion Dollar Politics: How Capital, Charm and Celebrity Mean the World

In our modern world, celebrity reign supreme. For decades, it only dominated the world of cinema, television and popular culture. However, in this post-Trump era, the world of celebrity has begun to seep into international politics through the widening popularity…