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TCD Hist And The King’s Inn Claim Victory In Irish Times Debate Final

Student Debaters Daniel Gilligan and Ronan Daly from Trinity College’s Historical Society won the grand final of The Irish Times Debate 2018-2019 following a passionate debate in UCD on Friday night. This represents the Historical Society’s 26th time winning the…

UCDSU’s SHAG Week Misstep

Students expressed disappointment and frustration at UCDSU SHAG Week events that took place on the 13th and 14th of February. (Yes, don’t let the word ‘week’ confuse you, the events lasted two days).   The Tribune contacted Welfare Officer Melissa…

Despite Hiring A Digital Marketing Manager In October, Concerns Over UCDSU Social Media Remain

UCDSU Executive Minutes have confirmed that the Union hired a Digital Marketing Manager in October to assist sabbatical officers. Despite this hiring, the Union was in breach of it’s social media and website related mandates for the majority of semester…

LGBTQ+ Soc Panel Hears Difficulties Accessing Trans-Healthcare In Ireland

As a part of UCD Student Union’s Rainbow week, LGBT Soc held a panel discussion on the state of Transgender Healthcare in Ireland. As a part of the panel, Laurence McCann spoke about how they had recently begun their transition,…

Dramsoc Interview: Boys & Girls

What makes you feel sexy? What are your thoughts on porn? Do you think Irish drinking culture affects how we express our sexuality? These are some of the questions Co-directors Soirse Burns and Eimear Griffin asked the twenty young Irish…

Mary Robinson Addresses Sutherland School On Climate Justice

The former Irish President and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, appeared for an interview in UCD’s Sutherland School of Law on the 19th February. This interview is part of an initiative to promote her current book,…

Volunteer Debaters Wonder If Volunteering Does More Harm Than Good

This week’s LawSoc debate saw the House debating the motion ‘This House believes that volunteering does more harm than good’. This motion saw the house debate specifically around voluntourism, but the opposition would prove the value of volunteering as a…

Remembering Mark Sands

Mark Sands (21), a UCD Computer Science student and a friend of mine, was on an exchange in UT Austin, Texas, when he suffered fatal injuries following a road collision. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday 1st…

Green Week Climate Panel Hears Of Need For ‘Deep Change’ In Approach To Climate Change

UCD Students Union and the L&H’s panel talk on climate change last week as a part of UCDSU’s first ever Green Week. The panel which considered on academics and politicians attempted to present and debate practical solutions to the climate…

Dramsoc Interviews: ‘My Queer Diary’

A.E. Quinn has poured their heart into this production. As a gender fluid student of Queer theatre in UCD, the lack of trans representation in theatre is glaringly obvious to them. Their play, My Queer Diary, is a conscious effort…

Calls For Minimum Standards And Guidelines On Grading Practices

Grading practices are fundamental to the university as an institution. After multiple interviews with UCD tutors citing a strong possibility of malpractice occurring within the UCD grading structure, the Tribune conducted an investigation into the matter. Grade moderation was highlighted…

Society Spotlight: Enactus

UCD Enactus society is a bit different from the other voluntary society on campus. As opposed to a specific focus on say homelessness or human rights, Enactus is more focused on enabling students to help tackle issues of interest to…