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LawSoc Debate On United Ireland Pits Idealists Against Realist

The LawSoc debate on a United Ireland covered the well worn debates for and against the reunification of Ireland, but still managed to remain exciting with its animated clashes, and in depth discussion of the history of partition. Opening for…

Brexit: The End of British Foreign Policy

 Britain is an island nation in every sense: geographically, culturally, and politically. As an island nation, Britain is protected by the English Channel, but these 22 miles of sea do not render it invulnerable. The Channel presents a major obstacle…

Aidan Regan Receives Funding To Open Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Aidan Regan is assistant professor at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. He has just been awarded a grant by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme to open a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in UCD. The project will…

UCD Common Room Members to boycott New €14m Club

Members of the UCD Common Room Club based in the Newman Building are considering a boycott action against the new Club,  currently under construction in response to plans to close the Common Room at the end of this semester. The…

UCD Students Union Condemns Violence Against Housing Activists

UCD Student’s Union tonight condemned the violence used against activists and protestors at the housing demonstration on North Frederick Street. The protest which was being organised by the ‘Take Back the City’ group was ended by Gardaí in balaclavas who…

Re-Sit Fees To Be Reduced Next Year

UCD Students Union have announced changes to the UCD re-sit examination fee on Facebook this evening. The post which comes after lengthy negotiations between UCD and UCD SU have resulted in re-sit fees being reduced to €180 per exam, down…

The Bee’s Needs

A green, manicured lawn is lauded as the mark of a well kept garden. The desired aesthetic of open golf courses, sports pitches and posh gardens formed by planting turfgrass is now quite typical of homes, businesses and even roadsides….

LGBTQ+ Cinema and The Rarity of a Happy Ending

Love, Simon is breaking ground in Hollywood in the most simplistic way: it is the first major studio film about a gay teenager. It follows the closeted Simon (Nick Robinson) as he begins an email correspondence with another secretly gay…

Los Angeles, Welcome to Zlatan

It was Spring in Los Angeles, and the scene was set for a historic evening in Major League Soccer. The inaugural ‘El Trafico’ clash, as world soccer’s newest derby has become known, was well underway at a sold-out Stub Hub…

Album In Review: Little Dark Age – MGMT

MGMT’s latest record Little Dark Age has been received almost universally well, signalling a return to pop music after two albums that passed well under the radar. This new record blends 1980’s nostalgia with the admirable weirdness of MGMT, making…

The Life of Virgil Abloh

The recent announcement of Virgil Abloh joining Louis Vuitton as Men’s Artistic Director broke the internet for many reasons. One of those being that Abloh is the first ever African-American to be the head of design at a house owned…

The Science of A Shorter Workday

The 8-hour work-day was bitterly won. The history of its development has been a tug of war between the anxiety of bosses eager to get the maximum profit out of their employees and the indignation of workers subjected to inhuman…