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Universities Can Exercise One-Metre Distancing With Face Coverings

UCD, along with the other Irish institutions of higher education, has welcomed new guidelines allowing for one metre social distancing on-campus, paired with the wearing of masks. The new guidelines were published by the IUA (Irish Universities Association), who were…

Patrick Nevin, UCD Serial Rapist: Case Facts, Sentencing and Analysis

Convicted serial rapist Patrick Nevin has had his sentence increased by two and a half years. Cathleen Noctor SC appealed Nevin’s original sentence on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Court of Appeal on the grounds that…

Life on Campus in September: What We Know So Far

Life at University College Dublin will be remarkably unusual for students in the upcoming academic year, as staff, lecturers, clubs, societies, and the government try to implement new public health restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is everything we…

STI Clinics Should Reopen Alongside Country, says ACT UP

The sexual health advocacy organization ACT UP Dublin has called on Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to accelerate the reopening of public STI clinics in Ireland, which have been closed to most services since March. While centres never completely closed,…

Nursing Interns to Stay on Pandemic Pay Rates Through September, says INMO

The Irish Nursing and Midwives Organisation (INMO) have announced that final year nursing interns will not receive a pay cut this September. In a statement made on Twitter on July 9th, INMO said: “…the Department of Health and HSE have…

NEW YEARS: World Confuses Resolutions with Revolutions and Everything Goes Wrong

As crowds of people across the world watched the clock .count down another year, thoughts soon strayed from the awkward few seconds after everyone starts kissing, to the year that lay ahead.  In the drunken haze of dodgy clubs and…

Amended Gender Recognition Bill a Positive Step for Transgender Rights in Ireland

Following quickly on the heels of the legalisation of Same-Sex Marriage, Ireland has taken another determined step in towards strengthening LGBT Rights.  Tánaiste Joan Burton announced on Tuesday that the Cabinet approved an amended Gender Recognition Bill which is currently…

Exploring Dublin on a Budget

The New Market Square Market, help Dublin 8. Open on the first Sunday of every month, ed free to enter and a myriad of different types of food to suit every taste available on site. If you like oddities, cialis…

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New ‘College X’ Initiative for Campus Residents

The UCD Students’ Union in association with the Student Residents association have launched a campaign to promote the wellbeing of students living on campus. The ‘College X’ initiative is organising a series of weekly events over the first semester of…

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UCD Ranks #5 in Producing VC Entrepreneurs in Europe

UCD has ranked #5 in producing VC entrepreneurs in Europe in a recent report carried out by Pitchbook. UCD is the only Irish University to rank in the top ten places in this report.  Venture capital (VC) is financial capital provided to early-stage,…

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UCD Campus Ban Cigarettes

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes will no longer be available to purchase on campus from Monday the first of September. The ban is a result of the UCD Health Promotion Committee’s proposal for a smoke free campus, diagnosis who suggested this to…