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The Multi-Party Actions Bill 2017

Ireland lacks a simple way for litigants to bring combined actions. Following the tracker mortgage scandal last year, there has been another attempt to pave the way for multi-party actions (MPAs). Based on the Law Reform Commission’s 2005 Multi-Party Litigation…

Building and Planning Roundup

Residences Masterplan UCD is pressing ahead to begin work on its Residences Masterplan which will add hundreds of student beds to the campus. An Bord Pleanala granted permission for Phases 1 and 2 of the Masterplan in January, subject to…

First Part of SASR Nearing Completion

The first part of the Student and Academic Services Review (SASR) is nearing completion. The SASR is the first major survey of UCD’s support services since 2005. It is being carried out by the SASR Steering Group, chaired by Mark…

An Interview With: DJ Deece

Niall D’Arcy is probably the first name down on the team sheet for any Irish festival promoter. Better known as DJ Deece, he’s been a mainstay on the summer circuit for years now. With bigger rooms, later set times and…

UCDSU Final Election Results

In a long count which last over 13 hours, a new UCDSU Sabbatical team has been elected for 2018/2019. It was a long day with several recounts but eventually a new team was elected with some of the races coming…

Barry Murphy Re-Elected as UCDSU President

Barry Murphy has been re-elected as UCDSU President. The incumbent overcame five challengers and will now stay in his role until June 2019. The total valid poll in the Presidential race was 3,807, up from 3,237 votes cast last year….

Welfare Interviews – Kylie Roche

Kylie Roche is a social science student running for the role of Welfare Officer. She has been unwillingly branded as the outsider in this election race. Her campaign has been fueled by idealism and a personal dissatisfaction with the current…

Hustings Report Part One: College Officers

The first part of the Tribune’s report on UCDSU Hustings covers the elections for the College Officer positions. Each College has one position available, except for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which has two. College of Arts, Humanities and Social…

Presidential Profiles: Rosie Aljohmani ‘The Ideas Woman’

Current Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Officer Rosie Aljohmani wants students in UCD to be more informed about campus services, to improve the services available in the library, the food variety on campus and increasing internships for student if…

The Beginners Guide to East Coast Hip Hop

Now that hip hop is experiencing soaring popularity in the mainstream, it is interesting to explore how the genre evolved overtime. After gangsta rap with its provocative lyrics, emerged on the West Coast, rappers from the boroughs of New York…

Wes Anderson: Hollywood’s Favourite Hipster

Wes Anderson is Hollywood’s favourite hipster. He is, perhaps, the only unconventionally stylistic director of this century to be accepted into the mainstream and not yet be corrupted by it. From his humble beginnings with Owen Wilson on Bottle Rocket,…

Driving Change: The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Clayton Christensen in his seminal book The Innovator’s Dilemma reflected how every business leader must one day face a challenge to its business model, regardless of its industry or tenure as top dog. Approximately a century ago, the carmaker industry…