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Student Accommodation Set for Stillorgan

An Bord Plenala has approved a number of applications under the Strategic Housing Development scheme for student accommodation in the capital. The Bord has given the go-ahead for student accommodation at the former Blakes and Esmonde Motors sites in Stillorgan,…

UCDSU Final Election Results

In a long count which last over 13 hours, a new UCDSU Sabbatical team has been elected for 2018/2019. It was a long day with several recounts but eventually a new team was elected with some of the races coming…

Barry Murphy Re-Elected as UCDSU President

Barry Murphy has been re-elected as UCDSU President. The incumbent overcame five challengers and will now stay in his role until June 2019. The total valid poll in the Presidential race was 3,807, up from 3,237 votes cast last year….

UCDSU Elections Live Blog: First Count Results

Melissa Plunkett is deemed elected as Welfare Officer Welfare Recount Plunkett 1713 Kerr 1642 Plunkett went up by 2. The two teams will now examine the 220 spoiled ballots. Presidential Round 4 Transfers: 254 to Murphy, 173 to Oakes, 61…

Welfare Interviews – Kylie Roche

Kylie Roche is a social science student running for the role of Welfare Officer. She has been unwillingly branded as the outsider in this election race. Her campaign has been fueled by idealism and a personal dissatisfaction with the current…

Presidential Profiles: Amy Crean ‘The Activist’

Amy Crean, a final year Law with Social Justice student, is one of six candidates in the Presidential race. Accommodation Increasing accommodation costs, both on and off campus, is a pressing issue. Crean wants to firstly ‘organise UCD protests to…

Hustings Report Part Two: Sabbatical Officers

Part Two of the Tribune’s Hustings Report covers the five sabbatical positions. Graduate Education Officer Candidate: Niall Torris The current Officer reiterated his 5 key manifesto points and heavy caseworkload. He suggested it may not be appropriate for the role,…

Hustings Report Part One: College Officers

The first part of the Tribune’s report on UCDSU Hustings covers the elections for the College Officer positions. Each College has one position available, except for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which has two. College of Arts, Humanities and Social…

Presidential Profiles: Rosie Aljohmani ‘The Ideas Woman’

Current Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Officer Rosie Aljohmani wants students in UCD to be more informed about campus services, to improve the services available in the library, the food variety on campus and increasing internships for student if…

UCD Revives Gateway Project

Original €450 Million Plan Cancelled Due to Recession New Design Competition to Develop 24 Hectares Beside N11 Entrance UCD Financing the New Project, Including €48 Million Centre for Creative Design UCD is reviving the Gateway Project, one of the most…

UCD ‘Pleasantly Surprised’ at Media Interest in Gender Identity and Expression Policy Launch

UCD President Andrew Deeks has revealed that UCD management were ‘pleasantly surprised by the level of media interest’ in the launch of the university’s Gender Identity and Expression Policy. Deeks told staff in his Presidential Bulletin that the University Management…

UCD Receives University of Sanctuary Status

UCD has become the fourth Irish university to be awarded the ‘University of Sanctuary’ status. President Andrew Deeks was presented with the ‘University of Sanctuary’ certificate by Dr Veronica Crosbie, of Places of Sanctuary Ireland, in an event recently hosted…