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“Everyone in UCD Deserves to Be Fairly Represented”: Referendum Special

In a campus referendum special Politics editor Oisín MacCanna and Editor Jack Power sat down with both sides of the campaign to get their views, motivations and arguments. Representing the Yes side, to change the UCD Students’ Union position on…

Political Momentum Growing in UCD for Repeal of the 8th Amendment.

Perhaps the most prevalent political issue in the collective consciousness of the UCD student body since the beginning of the term has been the ongoing debate on the 8th amendment. In other words, the constitutional ban on abortion in Ireland….

UCD Students Stage Banner Drop ahead of March for Choice

Yesterday morning UCD students staged a banner drop from the N11 flyover as momentum builds ahead of Saturdays ‘March For Choice’ organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign. The Students’ Union and ‘UCD For Choice’ staged the drop this morning to…

UCD Political Parties Set Out their Stalls for Freshers’ Week

Freshers’ Week kicks off next week on campus and all the UCD political party societies will be setting up their stalls to recruit new members. And as always there will be fierce competition to see who comes out as the…

Government ‘Student Housing Officer’ Not Responsible for UCD Students

The government’s new Student Housing Officer will not be responsible for UCD students, Annie Hoey President of the Union of Students in Ireland  has confirmed. Last week the government announced that as part of their overall housing strategy they would…

UCD Main Restaurant Company Caters for Direct Provision Centres

The catering company that runs the Main Restaurant in UCD it can be revealed also provides catering services to several Direct Provision asylum centres across Ireland. Aramark Catering Ltd is a US company that has branches in 22 countries; the…

The Parish Pump Politics Paradox: In Defense of Localism

At the time of going to print the votes of the 2016 General Election are being counted across the country. The election campiagn was for many a short and dull affair, the national real-politik focused not on key issues but…

Leaked Blackboard Data Reveals Extent of Information Available to Staff

The cross-section between the expanding reach of the Internet and the erosion of personal privacy has been well documented as more and more of our lives are being lived out on the proxy of our online self. The amount of…

A Republic of Equals and the Legacy of the 1916 Rising

Wherever green is worn, are changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. These are not just the words of a W.B. Yeats poem ‘1916’ that I was forced to dissect for the Leaving Cert. They are statement of the…

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200 in Facebook Chat Sharing & Rating Photos of Girls

It is believed a private Facebook groupchat with as many as 200 members is active among male students in UCD, in which members share and rate stories and pictures of girls they have slept with. The revelation is the most…

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Social Democrats Election Manifesto Prioritises Public Investment and €1000 Reduction in Student Fees

The Social Democrats launched their general election manifesto ‘Building a Better Future 2016-2026’ at the steps of the GPO today. The pillars of their platform are an increased investment in public services, a reduction in the cost of living, serious…

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US Race Relations Campus Protests Shows Up Lack of Irish Student Mobilisation

The United States has been witness to an outbreak of student protests across college campuses over the charged issue of race relations. Student activism is not a recent phenomenon in the US; protests, boycotts, and student movements have been part…