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Obesity In Ireland: A Problem or Not?

Obesity in Ireland is a major problem. One that is not just linked to genetic disorders or bad diets, but is a direct result of inequalities within different socio-economic groups and an indirect result of the socialisation of different lifestyles….

Health & Inequality: Inequality in Third Level Education

The social class divide that has been persistent in the Irish education system has impacted on the abilities of students from the lower socioeconomic groups progressing to third level education. The Irish government has introduced multiple policies that aim to…

Recycling in UCD: What Are We Waiting For?

UCD is the largest university in the country. The college overflows with more than 33,000 students and easily another extra thousand or more staff. We’re not a university so much as a large town. And as a town, shouldn’t we…

Drugs, Sex & Violence in Ireland

Drugs, sex and violence. Some might think of a Green Day song when they hear these words. Some might say they could be grouped together to describe an angst phase amongst the younger generation. Some would agree that these terms…

The Secret Stress of the Second Shift

Historically, society in Ireland, and globally, was a patriarchal one in which men performed in the workplace and prevailed in their typically clichéd breadwinner role and women in their expected roles of remaining in the home, bearing and raising children…

Opinion: UCD Students Face Bigger Issues Than Katie Ascough

The dust has now settled on Katie Ascough’s impeachment. It was a historic campaign for a number of reasons. It was the first time a UCDSU sabbatical officer has been impeached from office. A total of 6,572 votes were cast…

Erasmus Part One: Setting Up & Settling Down

My name is Conor Lynott, a Wexford man studying a history Erasmus course in University College London (UCL) as part of my History and Philosophy BA degree in UCD. If truth be told, my decision to compete for one of…

Why We Need to Change Our Attitude to Drugs

If you scratch below the surface of Irish society you can be sure that you will find drug use not too far below. Whether it’s a group of 16-year-olds having their first joint in the park, a college student taking…

The Psychology of Trump

One may wonder why Donald Trump is so concerned with NFL players protesting peacefully during the national anthem, when there are much more critical issues he could and perhaps should be turning his attention to. Examples include the recent wildfires…

What is Art?

What is art? What is beauty? Is it a nice painting of some grassy landscape with a few trees? Or are you the type of person who sees an unmade bed and thinks “Yes! This is so art!”? If you’re…

Why Do We Hate Periods?

When people are on their periods, their demeanour tends to change. Possibly not very noticeably to an outsider, but they become more self-conscious, more aware of themselves and their bodies in everything that they do. This is because, for all…

The Age of Miscommunication

In today’s world, social media is inescapable. It has become our way of networking for jobs, connecting with friends, and sustaining connections from far distances. Today, companies even offer employment specifically to promote their business on social media platforms. No…