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Opinion: It’s Time to Talk About Ireland and the EU

Never in the past 45 years of Ireland’s membership of the European Union has its continued membership looked so unattractive. In light of the United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the EU in June 2016, there have been faint whisperings…

Why Voting to Repeal Would Not Be Democratic

The upcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution is likely to occur in May or June of this year as indicated by the Taoiseach. The repeal campaign should be congratulated for advancing this debate as much as…

The Snowballing Effect: Consequences of the UCD Exam System on Veterinary Students

Snow is something we lose our minds over in Ireland once every few years. A few snowflakes, a few inches or a few feet and we become hysterical. Schools close and the country comes to a standstill, as it did…

‘Fat Chance in An Unequal Society’ – The Correlation Between Inequality & Obesity

The relationship between inequality and health is often discussed in a negative light in any given society. This assignment will provide evidence on how the choice of food and nutrition are both major social determinants of individual’s health, beginning at…

Recycling in UCD: What Are We Waiting For?

UCD is the largest university in the country. The college overflows with more than 33,000 students and easily another extra thousand or more staff. We’re not a university so much as a large town. And as a town, shouldn’t we…

Letter to the Editor: Catalonia In Crisis

To the editor of the College Tribune Re: Catalonia in crisis (Aarow Bowman, 31st October) After reading your editorial, I cannot remain idle about the lack of objectivity demonstrated in your newspaper, with a clear omission of the facts and…

Opinion: UCD Students Face Bigger Issues Than Katie Ascough

The dust has now settled on Katie Ascough’s impeachment. It was a historic campaign for a number of reasons. It was the first time a UCDSU sabbatical officer has been impeached from office. A total of 6,572 votes were cast…

Opinion: UCD, You Need to Talk About Your Impeachment Process

Before I get into this topic I want to make one thing clear – I am not arguing for or against the impeachment of UCDSU President Katie Ascough. Arguments for voting either way can be found elsewhere in this paper…

Opinion: This Referendum Should Be About Leadership

Regardless of what the students of UCD will vote for on the 25th and 26th of October, there is no good outcome of this referendum for our Union. Right now, our Union is making headlines for all the wrong reasons….

Opinion: There Is a Difference Between Bias and Relevance.

On Monday afternoon we received an email from the Vote No/Fight4Katie campaign. It was from Katie Ascough and in the email she detailed why she felt The College Tribune had been biased in their coverage of the impeachment campaign so…

Opinion: Budget Blinded by Ideology

Budget 2018 proved to be a very underwhelming affair laced with ideology. With very limited scope for spending increases as a result of EU Fiscal rules, recent failures to hit tax revenue targets, and an ideological need in Fine Gael…

Opinion: The Welfare of Students Cannot be Deferred

Nearly all of us have been touched by mental health problems in one way or another. Our best estimates suggest that around 1 in 4 people will suffer from mental health problems in their lifetime. It could be anything  from…