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The Greta Thunberg Effect

The planets temperature has risen by just under 1° Celsius since the 19th century most of which occurred in the last thirty years, sea levels are rising, ice sheets are melting and 2016 was the warmest year on record. These…

Exit From Brexit

The EU has agreed to allow the UK to extend the Brexit deadline. Theresa May sought to have it extended until 30th June. However, with European Parliamentary elections due to be held on the 23rd of May. The UK has…

Political Gridlock In Venezuela

Imagine your entire life savings being wiped out? Imagine having to spend half your weekly wages to afford a loaf of bread? Imagine in a time of crisis your leader not letting humanitarian aid into your country? Unfortunately, this is…

University (That Needs) Carpooling Dublin

In a recent report carried out by the motor data company Inrix displays that Irish commuters spent 246 hours stuck in traffic in 2018. This was the third worst in the world behind only Rome (254 hours) and Bogota (272…

CAP Reform Can Help Us Tackle Climate Change

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) represents one of the largest and most tangible EU programs. Making up a massive 37.7% of the multiannual budget, it is only matched in monetary importance by the Structural Cohesion Fund, which is designed to…

Venezuela’s Despotic Dilemma

Venezuela, a country of over 31 million people has been in the grip of economic catastrophe for over five years. They possess the world’s largest oil reserves, and the trade of this commodity represents 96% of the country’s export income….

Brussels Braces For Populist Wave

On the 24th of May, Irish voters will once again head to the polling stations for the Local and European elections. The number of MEP’s Ireland will send to the European Parliament has increased from 11 to 13 after the…

What The Health Is Going On?

37,000 members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisations (INMO) are taking strike action over pay and staff shortages, which has left the Irish healthcare system with a 40,000 patient backlog. This number is sure to rise as the strikes…

Opinion: Fine Gael’s Contradictory Approach To Climate Action

The gap between what Ireland is practising and preaching when it comes to our climate policy has become glaring obviously over the last year. As the warnings become more dire, and the effects of extreme weather events become more apparent,…

2020 Vision: Who Thinks They Can Beat Trump?

It’s only January and the Democrats are already dealing with an immensely crowded field of contenders for the 2020 Primary race. 2019 had barely started when Elizabeth announced on Twitter that she was setting up an exploratory committee on her…

The Causes And Effects Of Negative News

A quick glance at two of the most popular Irish news websites displays how negative news is ubiquitous in the media. The Irish Times website on the 25th of January 2019 at 18:30; ‘Brexit: soldiers may return to Border, Varadkar…

Politics Society Welcomes Mexican Ambassador

UCD Politics and International Relations Society welcomed Mr. Miguel Malfavón, the Mexican Ambassador to Ireland, on Monday evening, to give a talk titled ‘Mexico 2018: A New Political Reality’. The event began with an introduction video that aimed to explain…