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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…

Opinion: Students Deserve To Know Where The Money Will Come From

When we look back at the last few weeks in Ireland, I sincerely hope that it’ll be with incredulity more than anything. Everything from George Hook’s comments to Tim Jackson’s hunger strike to the removal of information regarding abortion from…