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Opting Out: The Future of Organ Donation

Organ donation has long been considered an important and cost-effective treatment for a variety of conditions which lead to organ failure. For many patients suffering from such conditions, transplantation is the only chance for survival. Since 2010, approximately a million…

UCD Students Express Anger At Nighttime Construction In Residences

UCD Students Union today hosted a Town Hall event to discuss the ongoing issues in student residences as a result of the ongoing construction of phase one of the residences master plan. Students in Merville, Roebuck and Glenomena accommodation had all…

LawSoc Question Relevance of the Presidency

UCD Law Society questioned the relevance and importance of the presidency in last weeks house debate. The House considered whether or not the Presidency was needed in the modern age, especially considering the calibre of candidates that had presented themselves…

L&H Engages In Classic Clash Of Capitalist Vs Communists

The L&H saw a classic cash of ideologies last week with the annual Capitalist vs Communist debate. The debate as a whole resulted in both sides trying to discredit the other by finding out which ideology had committed the worst…

UCD YFG Hosts Housing Talk

UCD Young Fine Gael hosted TD Maria Bailey and UCD Students Union President Barry Murphy last Thursday for a discussion on the current housing crisis and the Government response to it. Ms Bailey who is the Chairperson of the Committee…

LawSoc and LGBTQ+ Soc Debate Representation In Media

UCD LawSoc ran it’s second collaborative debate with the LGBTQ+ Soc this week on the motion that this House regrets the portrayal of LGBT people in media. The debate saw a range of arguments put forward, from how media perception…

RA’s Did Not Receive Consent Training Due To Time Constraints

Residential Assistants in UCD residences did not received consent training this year despite time being put aside in their training schedule for it. According to RA’s who were due to receive the training the reason that it did not go…

LawSoc Grants Honorary Life Membership to Attorney General Wolfe

LawSoc welcomed the Irish Attorney General Seamus Woulfe to UCD last Thursday to speak to the society. Mr Woulfe who has been Attorney General since June 2017 was being awarded an honorary life membership of the society, joining others such…

In The Loop: On Campus

Arts & Events Editor Ailbhe Longmore looks at the best upcoming events happening on campus this week.   UCD LGBTQ+ MEDIA WEEK Queer Theatre Workshop Venue: 1.19 Ag Building Date: 17th October 5pm ‘This practical workshop was created by some…

LawSoc Debate On Euthanasia Hears Emotional Speeches

LawSoc’s fifth weekly debate considered one of the most serious motions to date, whether or not this house would legalise Euthanasia. The serious nature of the debate left presented a difficult task for Correspondence Secretary Tommy McDarby whose task it…

Dublin Games Festival Announces Line Up

Aeon Spark Events will be launching the first ever Dublin Games Festival this November. The Festival comes of the foot of the Dublin Games Submit held back in July. The event which will be Dublin’s largest gaming event to date…

LawSoc Considers Would They Rather Be Witty Or Pretty?

This weeks LawSoc debate returned to the more comedic side of things, with the house considering the motions ‘This house would rather be witty than pretty’. The speakers truly embraced the laughable nature of the motion, taking regular pot shots…