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State Fined €5M Over Galway Wind Farm

After over a decade of legal action, the European Court of Justice has imposed a penalty of €5 million on State for infringing Directive 85/337 in not carrying out an environmental impact assessment (EIA) before the construction of a wind…

30 Proud Years of College Tribune: Our Complete Anniversary Spread

Where it all began… The College Tribune has come a long way since it’s inception in 1989. The day-to-day running of the paper would certainly be unrecognisable to those involved 30 years ago, with a rich history of progression over…

Tribune Founder Receives L&H James Joyce Award

On the 7th of November, Vincent Browne received the Literary & Historical Society’s prestigious James Joyce Award. Browne is a highly acclaimed investigative journalist, Editor-In-Chief and news broadcaster/talk show host. The event took place in UCD’s Fitzgerald Chamber. Browne was…

IUA Launches Digital Learning Initiative

Designed to cope with an expected 25,000 surge in student population numbers, the Irish Universities Association (IUA) announced on the 7th of November a programme to improve students’ digital learning experiences. The initiative plans to enhance the educational experiences of…

UCD Researchers Win 2019 Science Foundation Ireland Awards

Two professors from University College Dublin have received the renowned Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Award at the Annual SFI Science Summit on November 7th. The researchers received the awards for their ground-breaking innovations in the scientific sector. Among ten Awards…

Analysis: UCD Academics Generously Paid As Push For Research Ensues

UCD academics are paid some of the highest salaries in the country as well as having greater pay packages than their international counterparts. This may be due to UCD being recently ranked low in international research tables and if the…

Students Get Wet For Charity

Imagine standing on a dock—about to jump into freezing cold water—at seven in the morning. Then, imagine doing this everyday for a month. Curators of the Instagram account Coldvember UCD don’t have to imagine because they know what it’s like….

BELFIELD PAPERS: DPC Receives Late Breach Notification from UCD

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has received a formal Breach Notification from University College Dublin (UCD). This comes after the College Tribune discovered highly sensitive employee and student documents unattended and open to student access in a UCD Student Centre…

BELFIELD PAPERS: DPO Investigates Potential Data Breach

The UCD Data Protection Office (DPO) is internally investigating into highly sensitive documents recently discovered to be open to student access. The DPO has said they are “following the standard university incident management procedure,” in response to the allegations.  The…

BREAKING: Highly Sensitive UCD Documents Found Open To Student Access

Highly sensitive employee and student files have been found open to student access, leading to a potentially huge breach in data protection and personal details. A storage room under construction in UCD Student Centre has been discovered to have a…

“Disability Laughs” Is A Clubhouse Hit

Laughter can be cruel, but these performers found that it can also be cathartic.  In collaboration with co-MORBID Productions, UCDSU hosted a not-so-traditional comedy gig at the UCD Clubhouse Bar on Oct. 30. Aptly named “Disability Laughs,” the show’s producers…

Bringing the Heart of India to UCD: Diwali

Unknown to many, India has a very diverse populace, with people from different states of the country having their own unique, albeit similar, cultures. But Diwali (also known as Deepavali), the festival of lights, unites the country as well as…