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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…

Mandatory Face Coverings On Campus: Advice for Students

In light of students returning to campus in September, the Department of Education published the ‘Practical Guidance for Further and Higher Education for Returning to On-site Education 2020’. Third level institutions must comply with the 2 metre social distancing regulation…

Direct Provision Residents Undergo Hunger Strike, Protesting “Inhumane” Conditions

Residents of the Direct Provision Centre in Cahersiveen have gone on hunger strike to protest their “inhumane” living conditions. The hunger strike began on the morning of Tuesday July 28th and follows calls for the centres closure by its residents and…

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…

“Think twice before going out” – people under 25 make up 77% of today’s Covid-19 cases

17 of the 23 new COVID-19 cases reported on July 9th are under the age of 25, according to recent findings. According to the National Health Emergency Team (NPHET), people under the age of 25 now account for 77% of…

Soapbox Science returns with Facebook and Youtube livestream.

This coming weekend 12 female scientists are to discuss their research in science, technology, engineering mathematics and medicine (STEMM) at the Soapbox Science Dublin 2020, one of the 40 Soapbox Science events taking place this year. Due to restrictions in…

Breaking News: Holy Shit, Tribune Editor Wins Student Editor Of The Year At The Smedias!

On Wednesday, July 1st, The National Student Media Awards held their 20th annual award ceremony. Former Editor Conor Capplis was up for Editor of the Year, and the College Tribune was nominated for Newspaper of the Year. This year is…

Spring Exchanges “Proceeding As Planned” For UCD Students – Subject to Review.

University College Dublin (UCD) cancelled their outgoing exchanges for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year on May 15th due to uncertainty as to when international travel restrictions would be lifted. The university stated that it as a result…

How UCD’s silence on Dolores Cahill has damaged trust.

“We are future physicians, but right now our classmates are working in hospitals around Ireland and the globe as nurses, laboratory staff, phlebotomists, radiography technicians, pharmacists, in administrative roles, and in research positions. Our classmates are cleaning healthcare facilities, delivering…

UCD To Introduce Online Mental Program SilverCloud On Campus

UCD has purchased Silver Cloud, an online mental health platform, and is planning to launch the programme during Mental Health Week. SilverCloud is a cloud-based service that provides ‘therapeutic and psycho-education programmes’. The programme was developed over ten years by…

108th Session of LawSoc Begins With Classic Culchie vs Dubs Debate

The 108th Session of the Law Society got off the a comedic start earlier yesterday with is orientation week debate; Dubs vs Cluchies.  The debate which was described as “as a bit of a scrap” by auditor James Brandon attracted…

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Ambulance Accident Rate Averages One Incident Every Two Days

On duty ambulances have been involved in an average of one accident every two days over the past two and a half years. The Tribune saw data on the number of emergency vehicles involved in incidents as set out by…