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Snarling from the soil

Christopher Aherne gets to the origins of the seemingly unending GM food debate The Genetically Modified Food debate has been a hotly divisive issue for a long time and while the days of it being labelled “Frankenfood” are finally gone…

‘Are ya well?’

Fiona Dunken confronts Street harassment within Irish society “There was a phase where we’d be walking into college and get terrible abuse from guys driving by in cars, purchase in broad daylight, salve sometimes quite early in the morning. They’d…

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Crime can be a horrible experience, medicine an experience never fully understood by many until they themselves have been some form of victim. It has lasting emotional and physical consequences not just for the victim, but the victim’s family and…

Vis-à-vis: Rachel Breslin

James Grannell gets to know UCDSU President Rachel Breslin, prostate discussing everything from reports to rugby, viagra as he shadows her during a typical day’s work The side door of the SU corridor opens. It’s 10am on the dot and…

You Got a Friend in Me

Most of us consider ourselves in favour of increased rights and decreased discrimination towards the LGBT community. It is one of the few issues that does not just seem to be separated by an ideological dimension but also by a…

Features

The Journey To The Great Beyond

As Felix Baumgartner receives applause for breaking the sound barrier without the assistance of an aircraft, Christopher Ahearne examines the wider implications of the feat. When Felix Baumgartner was five years old he drew a picture for his mother at…

The Unemployment Illusion

Robert Nielson asks if generous welfare benefits lead to high unemployment   Every debate about unemployment inevitably ends with someone claiming the problem is people are too lazy to work. Or that there is more money on the dole than…

Main Street

Darragh Moriarty searches for answers on a walk down O’Connell Street In the past twenty years or so O’Connell Street has undergone extensive renovation and regeneration. Having been formally planned and laid out between the 1740’s and the early 1800’s…

All Things Now

Silvana Lakeman considers how we can deal with the possibilities of UCD The winter term is now officially underway – leaves are falling from the trees, coats are a necessity and midterms are looming for most. The majority of us…