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“Think twice before going out” – people under 25 make up 77% of today’s Covid-19 cases

17 of the 23 new COVID-19 cases reported on July 9th are under the age of 25, according to recent findings. According to the National Health Emergency Team (NPHET), people under the age of 25 now account for 77% of…

Over 9,000 CAO applicants choose UCD as their first choice for September 2020

  There has been a rise in CAO applications to UCD for health science degrees in disciplines including medicine, nursing, radiography, and physiotherapy. This increased interest in health science courses is linked to the COVID 19 crisis and it is…

Soapbox Science returns with Facebook and Youtube livestream.

This coming weekend 12 female scientists are to discuss their research in science, technology, engineering mathematics and medicine (STEMM) at the Soapbox Science Dublin 2020, one of the 40 Soapbox Science events taking place this year. Due to restrictions in…

Undergrads at UCD to spend 40-60% of Studies In Person

On July 8th, Deputy President and Registrar of University College Dublin (UCD) Mark Rogers announced to current students via email the plan for the upcoming academic year, stating that “your education remains our top priority.” The communication is the first…

Irish Exchange Students Face U.S Deportation Amid Transition To Online Learning

On Monday 6 July, The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that any exchange students that are currently studying or beginning to study for Autumn in America must leave the country or risk deportation. The ruling states that…

Debunking Money Myths: Will I Be Taxed For The Covid-19 Unemployment Payment?

Back in May, Independent TD Marian Harkin warned that people receiving the Covid-19 unemployment payment could be in for a “terrible shock” at the end of the year as many do not realise it is taxable. Numerous third-level students have…

Breaking News: Holy Shit, Tribune Editor Wins Student Editor Of The Year At The Smedias!

On Wednesday, July 1st, The National Student Media Awards held their 20th annual award ceremony. Former Editor Conor Capplis was up for Editor of the Year, and the College Tribune was nominated for Newspaper of the Year. This year is…

UCD Sport & Fitness Reopen With Extensive Safety Measures In Place

Previously, The College Tribune reported that University College Dublin’s sport & fitness centre would reopen on July 20th. However, since the government announcement of the speeding up of phases, the gym was permitted to reopen as of the 29th of…

“It’s not enough for Ireland to say, ‘We’re not racist’, Ireland must now work to be actively ‘anti -racist’.” – UCD Student

The recent murder of George Floyd sparked a massive movement among people around America and the world to end racism. The College Tribune recently reached out to students to discuss potential racism on campus and what the experiences are of…

Spring Exchanges “Proceeding As Planned” For UCD Students – Subject to Review.

University College Dublin (UCD) cancelled their outgoing exchanges for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year on May 15th due to uncertainty as to when international travel restrictions would be lifted. The university stated that it as a result…

Trinity To Cap Deferrals, Attempt To Prioritize Accommodation Derailed

Trinity College had initially announced its plans to “prioritize” students from outside county Dublin when offering accommodation places for the 2020/21 academic year. The move, which was reversed within the course of a day, followed a previous announcement that a…

Zara Joins Retailers Announcing Permanent Closure of Some Stores

Last week, fashion giant Zara announced that they will be shutting 1,200 of their stores across the globe due to loss of profits during the pandemic. Inditex, the Spanish parent company of Zara, Bershka and Pull & Bear, said it…