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UCD Severely Restricts Building Access

From today, buildings in UCD will operate using “out-of-hours” protocols, in a move that is set to severely restrict movement on campus. The protocol requires staff and students to request permission from their school, in order to enter a building….

“It’s like a ghost town.” – Scenes from an empty UCD campus.

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, UCD has closed its doors for teaching… for the most part. There are still plenty of buildings open. I took a stroll around Belfield campus to see what’s going on at the moment. Unsurprisingly, there’s not…

“Who am I going to be in this?” – Helping those in need during the COVID-19 crisis

It’s amazing how quickly we begin to adjust to the ways that our lives are changing. Two weeks ago, I didn’t know what ‘social distancing’ was. Yesterday, I turned to my wife while we were re-watching MasterChef when a contestant…

University Presidents Ask Students To “Play Your Part” In Fight Against Covid-19.

This afternoon, university presidents from institutions across the country took the “unusual decision” to email students addressing the coronavirus pandemic that has put much of the world on lockdown. After explaining a three- step approach to stopping the spread and…

J1 Visas Temporarily Suspended in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

The United States has temporarily suspended the widely popular J1 Visa programme in an added effort to tackle the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The U.S. Department of State has said: “In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, [the U.S.] will…

Student Union Elections Postponed One Week Later

UCD Students’ Union has rescheduled its annual elections. This announcement comes after the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar declared that all schools and universities will shut until March 29th.  The Returning Officer for the upcoming elections said this evening in a statement:…

COVID-19 University Shutdown: Full List of UCD Closures

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced yesterday that schools and colleges would close from today until March 29th, in order to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. UCD has announced plans to move teaching and learning online for the remainder…

UCD Allows Overseas Students to Remain Abroad and “Study Remotely” Where Necessary

The Director of UCD Global, Dr. Douglas Proctor, has emailed UCD students currently studying abroad, issuing a number of recommendations in response to the government’s decision to shut colleges and schools until March 29th to combat the spread of COVID-19….

UCD Moves Online For Remainder of Year Amid COVID-19 University Closures

UCD President Professor Andrew Deeks emailed students and staff this evening, detailing changes in response to the governments decision today to shut “schools, colleges and childcare facilities” from tomorrow until the 29th of March. UCD will move to “at-distance teaching…

Irish Universities and Schools to Shut until March 29th

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that “schools, colleges and childcare facilities will close from tomorrow.” In a press conference today in Washington DC, Varadkar made the statement saying: “From 6pm today, the following measures are being put in place,…

Climate Activists Escalate to Supreme Court Appeals

From flooding in the west, to moody weather changes in the east – Ireland’s climate has taken a disastrous turn of events in the last decade. In 2017, Ireland’s carbon dioxide emissions were 20% higher than the European average, as…

Ireland’s Struggle to Regulate GDPR Continues

With the advent of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 Ireland has become the EU lead data regulator for the majority of international technology companies. This means that by default if any European citizen has a complaint against…