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The Rural Broadband Problem

The recent exit of Eir from the Rural Broadband tender scheme, and the subsequent accusations that the process has been mismanaged is not the most interesting material to read about. The topic demands at least a passing understanding of a…

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…

Explainer: Why Ireland is on course for a Christmas Election

Ireland is hurtling towards a General Election. Things seem to have escalated rapidly and both side of the Dáil have drawn the battle lines. Barring a sudden moment of clarity on the part of our politicians, we will have a…

Presidential Bye-Election Hustings a quiet affair.

The hustings held on 20th of November for the Presidential bye-election between Rebecca Hart and Barry Murphy were a very calm affair, especially compared to the impeachment referendum that preceded them. The event hosted jointly by L&H and the Law…

The Citizen’s Assembly on Climate Change

On November 6th the Citizens Assembly held a series of votes under the topic of ‘How the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change’. This is the 3rd of 5 questions that the Citizens Assembly has been…

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…

Catalonia In Crisis

On Friday the 27th of October as the Spanish Central government under Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy moved to implement direct rule on the autonomous region of Catalonia, the Catalonian parliament voted to declare independence from Spain. This represents the latest…

The 8th Amendment Committee – Where Are We Now?

Over the last few weeks the Oirechtas committee on the 8th amendment has been in sessions receiving expert testimony as they consider the what changes to Ireland’s abortion regime they should recommend to the Dáil. IN this time the committee…

Impeachment Referendum Round Up.

Katie Ascough was impeached last night almost 5 weeks after the original story about the removal of information from the Wingin’ It handbook broke. With 69% of students voting to impeach it is a fair to say that Ms Ascough’s…

A Referendum to Remember

For the last 5 weeks UCD SU has been engulfed in controversy surrounding the ‘Wingin’ In’ handbook and the decision by SU President Katie Ascough to remove information from the handbook pertaining to access to abortions. This decision was first…

Celebrities & Politics

At a recent campaign rally in Alabama, President Donald Trump fired a surprise attack on the NFL, criticising players who ‘take a knee’ during the national anthem as a protest. A method pioneered by quarterback Colin Kaepernick who protested his…

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….