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Editorial: A Call For Transparency

This final issue for semester one raises important questions about how our Students Union is run, the level of transparency present, and the work being done by the various officers and staff members there. Our front page contains what is,…

Editorial: Thank You HortSoc, Very Cool!

Welcome to Issue 2 of the College Tribune with your intrepid editors Aaron and Muireann at the helm. It’s been a whirlwind of a fortnight since our first issue went to print. Aaron fearlessly battled the winds of Storm Ali…

Editorial: Straight In The Deep End (At Least There’s Coffee)

Welcome to the 32nd Volume of The College Tribune. We are taking the reins of this prestigious publication from last year’s co-editors Rachel and Cian, in the hopes that we can match their fantastic performance (two student media awards and…

Editorial: New Year, New Editors, Same College Tribune

Rachel O’Neill, Co-Editor The College Tribune has managed to survive the year under Jack Power’s tyrannical rule and he has begrudgingly handed over the reins of power to myself Rachel O’Neill and Cian Carton. It’s a daunting task to follow…

Editorial: Asking the Awkward Questions, Thirty Volumes Later

  Well, we’re back. The eager first years are all trying to find their way around campus, everyone is confused about their module registration, and half of UCD got trashed in town on Black Monday. And the Tribune has against…

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Editorial: This is an Intervention

The decision of the British parliament on Wednesday to extend the mission of its forces in Iraq to include bombing runs in Syria is not a surprise. If you have some awareness of Middle-Eastern politics, you’ll know that this is…

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Drug Decriminalisation a step Towards a Safer Future

Last week at the London School of Economics, TD Aodán Ó Ríordáin announced plans to decriminalise drugs in Ireland, and to open medically supervised injecting centres across the country. This progressive shift in drug policy is a reaction to the…

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Hearing Women’s Voices

Tuning into Today FM’s The Last Word one evening I was mildly startled at hearing a guest presenter’s voice. This wasn’t because the usual presenter was missing; Matt Cooper, like any of us, must have holidays and for these occasions…

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Editorial: Distorting the Truth and Creating a Coup

When it comes to the EU we are right to view its institutions and mechanisms with a critical eye; anything of a governing nature should be subject to scrutiny if it is to remain fair, open and efficient. However the…

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Editorial comment: If the student movement is ever to be saved from itself then UCD must vote to disaffiliate from USI in the upcoming referendum. The Union of Students in Ireland is far from a Union, thumb rather it is…

On the march again

The USI are on the march yet again. November 16th will doubtless see thousands of students take to the streets to protest in light of new fears that the student contribution will rise to €5, pharm 000.   Commentators have…