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Editorial: Time to Say Goodbye

So we’ve come to the end of another academic year here in UCD and what a year it has been. Who would have guessed we’d have impeached Katie Ascough before America impeached Donald Trump? More importantly who would have guessed…

Radical Image Revamp Required if SU Elections Are to Be Taken Seriously

The SU elections in Trinity College produced some interesting results with one of the presidential candidates forced to pull out on election day due to some unsavoury Snapchats which he allegedly sent emerging. Whether or not he sent the sexist…

UCD Life Society Seeking Debate on 8th Amendment

UCD Life Society are seeking to debate the 8th Amendment with UCD for Choice in second semester. The group which are seeking formal recognition from UCD have approached both UCD for Choice and UCDSU President Barry Murphy about the possibility…

Editorial: Counting the Cost of Impeachment

The last few weeks have not been easy for the College Tribune. The impeachment of Katie Ascough marked a historic occasion for UCDSU politics as a whole but it also brought some nastiness along with it on both sides. The…

Opinion: UCD Students Face Bigger Issues Than Katie Ascough

The dust has now settled on Katie Ascough’s impeachment. It was a historic campaign for a number of reasons. It was the first time a UCDSU sabbatical officer has been impeached from office. A total of 6,572 votes were cast…

Impeachment Referendum Round Up.

Katie Ascough was impeached last night almost 5 weeks after the original story about the removal of information from the Wingin’ It handbook broke. With 69% of students voting to impeach it is a fair to say that Ms Ascough’s…

Katie Ascough Has Been Impeached

UCD students have voted for the impeachment of UCDSU President Katie Ascough by more than double. The referendum which took place over two days was won by a total of 4633 votes to 2032 by a margin of 69% to…

A Referendum to Remember

For the last 5 weeks UCD SU has been engulfed in controversy surrounding the ‘Wingin’ In’ handbook and the decision by SU President Katie Ascough to remove information from the handbook pertaining to access to abortions. This decision was first…

Katie Ascough Releases Final Open Letter

UCDSU President Katie Ascough has released another open letter to students. The letter comes as voting continues in the impeachment referendum which will continue until 8pm tonight.  In the letter Ms Ascough outlines again the reasons for removing the abortion…

Katie Ascough Releases Final Open Letter

UCDSU President Katie Ascough has released another open letter to students. The letter comes as voting continues in the impeachment referendum which will continue until 8pm tonight.  In the letter Ms Ascough outlines again the reasons for removing the abortion…

Welfare Officer Backs Impeachment in Last Minute Facebook Post

UCDSU Welfare Officer Eoghan MacDomhaill has stated in a Facebook post tonight that he is backing the impeachment of UCDSU President Katie Ascough. The post comes in the middle of the referendum as voting has already taken place and will…

Sabbatical Officer’s Annual Leave Rejected

The Independent Appeals and Disciplinary Board (IADB) has overruled the decision of the Executive meaning that the sabbatical officers cannot take annual leave meaning they cannot campaign for the impeachment of UCDSU President Katie Ascough. Rob Sweeney, Barry Murphy and…