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Repeal Bus Protested by Pro-Life Group at UCD

ROSA (Reproductive rights against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity) began their national ‘Bus For Repeal’ campaign this morning on Monday the 6th March, outside the gates of UCD. The bus pulled up to UCD’s Stillorgan entrance at 8:30am this morning with…

Student Union Drops Support for Repeal Bus Over Abortion Pill Concerns

  On Monday the 6th of March, the ‘Repeal Bus’ will arrive to UCD at 8:30am to provide direct information and contraceptives to students in need of safe abortion pills. The venture is organised by ROSA Ireland (Reproductive rights, against…

UCD President Andrew Deeks Argues for Loan Scheme at Government Committee on Future of Student Fees

UCD President Andrew Deeks spoke to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on November 10th of last year. The committee is looking into the options for funding higher education proposed by the expert Cassells’ report last summer. President…

Paul Murphy claims Stage is Set for a Left Wing Resurgence in UCD Campus Politics

Tribune editor Jack Power sits down with Anti-Austerity TD Paul Murphy, to talk about student politics and activism during his time in UCD, the state of the left nationally, and why he feels the right to protest in Ireland is…

Donations from Local TD and Councillor coincide with UCD Young Fine Gael Election Canvassing

UCD Young Fine Gael have been found to be in receipt of donations from prominent local representatives coinciding both with the last round of local and general elections. The Tribune can reveal TD Josepha Madigan made a €100 donation to…

Former European Bank Head Trichet Warns of Global Financial Debt Crisis at Law Soc Event

Former ECB President Jean Claude Trichet has raised concerns about recent “relaxes in fiscal discipline” from governments in Europe, speaking to the Law Soc in UCD today.  Jean Claude Trichet’s comments come as the Irish government faces increased pressure from…

What to Expect in the Early Days of Trump’s Presidency?

Donald J. Trump has officially taken office as the 45th president of the United States of America. The inauguration ceremony took place on January 20th and was met with a crowd of around 700,000 people, which is estimated to be…

Yes4Neutral side lodged Complaints over SU “Inaccurate Information” during Abortion referendum

The Yes 4 Neutral side in the recent campus referendum on abortion submitted several complaints over “inaccurate” information put out by the UCD Students’ Union during the campaign. The Yes 4 Neutral side, who advocated for the Students’ Union to…

Memorial Launched for Human Rights Defenders Killed in Action

A memorial was launched in the Mansion House yesterday morning celebrating the lives of human rights defenders who have been killed in action since the since the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders came into effect in 1998. The…

Student Removed from NUIG for Wearing Repeal Jumper during pro-choice demonstrations of Enda Kenny Visit

A group of students in NUI Galway were removed by an Garda Síochána after a demonstration calling for the repeal of the Eighth amendment earlier this week. The incident occurred on Thursday night at 7pm, when Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrived to…

Students Unions Renew Drug Harm reduction Effort Ahead of Christmas Period

The use of psychoactive drugs by young people in Ireland between the ages of 15-24 is the highest in Europe. The comparative level of drug use by Irish young people was revealed in a recent report from the Health Services…

‘President Trump’: The Donald Wins Whitehouse Race

  In what was a bizarre 18 month campaign, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump has won the presidential election to become the next president of the United States. Before voting began a majority of polls had democratic candidate Hillary Clinton…