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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…

A Brief History Of The Israel-Palestine Conflict

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians stem from a number of places, but if we set aside the biblical ancestry of Isaac and Ishmael, the conflict is primarily a land dispute: both Palestine and Israel claim the same area as their…

Will We See A Purple Texas In The American Midterm Elections?

On Tuesday the 6th of November US citizens will head to the polls to elect candidates to the Upper Chamber of Congress. Currently, there are 51 Republicans, 47 Democrats and 2 independent senators; giving the Republicans a majority vote. However,…

Opinion: Negative Democracy Is On The Rise

Negative Democracy refers to the rising fad where members of a democracy decide to vote against something instead of voting for it. Negative democracy was ubiquitous in the last American election and we all know how that turned out. Some…

Brexit: Deal Or No Deal, Time Is Running Out

This month saw an interesting dance playing out in Brussels, with United Kingdom Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab making a last minute and unexpected trip to Brussels. Many suspected that this was a sign of a breakthrough in negotiations, hopes that…

There’s No Place Like Home

Unfortunately, the dark reality facing a lot of people across the country is that having a home is simply out of their reach. Hopes that the government would address the housing crisis in this year’s budget was playing on lots…

God and Climate Change

People are ubiquitously using religion as a subconscious excuse for the effects that climate change is having on the earth. Religion seeks to bridge the gap between the known and the unknown. It attempts to provide the answers to life’s…

Inside Brazil’s Most Divisive Election Contest

On October 7th, Brazilians will go to polls to vote in the first round of their presidential election and the campaign has been a turbulent one, to say the least. It is Brazil’s most contested election ever, with a record…