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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…

“Voting No means You are Being Pro-Choice”: 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. Hazel Nolan is leading the Vote side, to keep the Students’ Union…

“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…