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LawSoc Debate On Euthanasia Hears Emotional Speeches

LawSoc’s fifth weekly debate considered one of the most serious motions to date, whether or not this house would legalise Euthanasia. The serious nature of the debate left presented a difficult task for Correspondence Secretary Tommy McDarby whose task it…

Dublin Games Festival Announces Line Up

Aeon Spark Events will be launching the first ever Dublin Games Festival this November. The Festival comes of the foot of the Dublin Games Submit held back in July. The event which will be Dublin’s largest gaming event to date…

LawSoc Considers Would They Rather Be Witty Or Pretty?

This weeks LawSoc debate returned to the more comedic side of things, with the house considering the motions ‘This house would rather be witty than pretty’. The speakers truly embraced the laughable nature of the motion, taking regular pot shots…

UCDSU Joins Thousands At Raise The Roof Protest

UCD Students Union joined thousands of others at a major housing protest outside Dáil Eireann today, to coincide with a private members motion calling on the Government to declare a ‘housing emergency’ across Ireland. Trade Unions, The Union of Students…

President Higgins Visits UCD To Open Douglas Hyde Lecture Series

President Michael D. Higgins visited UCD to give a lecture on the legacy of President Douglas Hyde and open the inaugural Hyde lecture series. Douglas Hyde was the first president of Ireland and served between the years 1938 and 1945,…

UCD To Introduce Online Mental Program SilverCloud On Campus

UCD has purchased Silver Cloud, an online mental health platform, and is planning to launch the programme during Mental Health Week. SilverCloud is a cloud-based service that provides ‘therapeutic and psycho-education programmes’. The programme was developed over ten years by…

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Collaboration Debate Leads To Questions On Nature of Pride

The collaboration debate between LawSoc and the LGBTQ+ Soc on the motion ‘This House Believes Pride Parades Are Not For Straights’ brought the house back to the roots of Pride Parades. The debate which was run in collaboration with LGBTQ+…

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UCD First Satellite Moves Closer To Launch

The first ever satellite to be designed, built and launched entirely by Ireland has moved a step closer to space today. Minister John Halligan TD today announced that the EIRSAT-1 currently being designed by UCD has passed the critical design…

Massive Disparity in Distribution of Club Grants

Documents seen by the College Tribune have highlighted the disparity in funding across sports clubs in UCD, with the top 10 clubs in UCD receiving more than 60% of the funding last year. Clubs which are funded in through a…

Controversial Confucius Centre Due to Open Amidst Sudden Changes in Funding Use

The controversial UCD Confucius Centre is finally scheduled to be completed this September having run at least €4.8 million over budget. The project originally started in 2014 is now two years behind schedule as has been a frequent source of…

LawSoc Debate On United Ireland Pits Idealists Against Realist

The LawSoc debate on a United Ireland covered the well worn debates for and against the reunification of Ireland, but still managed to remain exciting with its animated clashes, and in depth discussion of the history of partition. Opening for…

Aidan Regan Receives Funding To Open Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Aidan Regan is assistant professor at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. He has just been awarded a grant by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme to open a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in UCD. The project will…