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Unemployment figures falling but youth unemployment on the rise

The Central Statistics Office reported that the number of people signed onto the Live Register has dropped over the last month.   It reported that the amount of people claiming unemployment benefit dropped slightly by 3, remedy 600. Currently there are 360,…

Referendum to take place on UCDSU constitution

Among the votes taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday is a vote to rewrite the current UCDSU constitution. Arts convenor Conor Rock, healing who is leading the campaign for a yes vote, try sat down with the College Tribune to…

Marriage Equality Referendum Not Won Yet

Later this year, the Irish people will go to the polls to decide whether or not to include the following piece of text to their constitution: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as…

First Opinion Poll of 2015 show wins for Government and Marriage Equality

A recent political phone poll has been performed on behalf  RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke Programme. The Paddy Power/Red C survey, thumb which was conducted earlier in the week, shows some interesting developments and changing attitudes toward certain political groups.  The poll…

USI Warns a May Date for Marriage Equality Referendum Will Harm Student Turnout

The date for the upcoming and much anticipated Marriage Equality referendum has been signalled for May 2015, cialis and already the debate as to what exact day to hold the referendum is being contested. The precise date this government chooses…

Fianna Fáil Struggling with Gender Quotas Ahead of 2016 Election

Looming large on the Irish political horizon is the next General Election, health falling at the latest in April 2016.  This General Election brings with it a new rule for the nation’s political parties: they must ensure that 30% of…

Fianna Fáil Still Struggling For Political Identity

Much of the talk occupying Irish political discourse at the moment is the notion of a revolution; a great changing of the guard that will see the political landscape of this country uprooted and turned on its head. As a…

Russell’s Revolution And The Dangers Of “Don’t Vote Politics”

Russell Brand was known to many of us before his political awakening. The good looking, unhealthy swarthy comedian has been a familiar figure on television screens and in celebrity magazines over the past decade. He has starred in Hollywood movies,…