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The Social Psychological Explanation of Political Cleavages

A cleavage by definition implies a division. Within politics, divisions are overtly evident and are commonly a contentious area and stratified to a large degree. There are a number of explanations for why there are significant political cleavages in our…

Gaeilge

M’iarracht chun mo vóta  a chaitheamh as Gaeilge

Sa toghchán Uachtaránachta is déanaí agus sa toghchán ag vótáil ar leasú don bhunreacht maidir le diamhaslú, rinne mé iarracht mo vóta a chaitheamh as Gaeilge. Bhí a fhios agam go mbeadh an páipéar féin dátheangach agus bhí mé fiosrach…

Opinion: Negative Democracy Is On The Rise

Negative Democracy refers to the rising fad where members of a democracy decide to vote against something instead of voting for it. Negative democracy was ubiquitous in the last American election and we all know how that turned out. Some…

Electoral Reform And How It Could Change The Face Of Irish Politics

The Irish political sphere has been a stagnant affair for almost one hundred years now, and with recent anti-austerity movements in the foreplay of people’s politics, is there a tenable solution to fundamentally change and perhaps fix Irish politics? Evidence…

Editorial News

You Have 6 Hours to Claim Your Vote

Applications to have your name on the register of electors for the upcoming general election close today at 5pm. The register which will be used in the election comes into force from February 15th, just ten days ahead of polling…

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Register of Electors to Close on Wednesday

Applications for inclusion on the main register of electors are due to close at the end of the working day on Wednesday, November 25th. Registry is required in order to be able to vote in the Republic of Ireland. Anyone…

Russell’s Revolution And The Dangers Of “Don’t Vote Politics”

Russell Brand was known to many of us before his political awakening. The good looking, unhealthy swarthy comedian has been a familiar figure on television screens and in celebrity magazines over the past decade. He has starred in Hollywood movies,…

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LIVE BLOG :: USI referendum count

[cincopa AgAAAGrDJfKQ]     The following is live update on how the various faculties voted in the USI referendum. USI Total and final vote. Total YES: 1039 Total NO: 1687   13:17 The Blue room has filled up since the…

SU presidential race – Mícheál Gallagher

Two students will contest the election for President of the UCD Students’ Union that will take place on March 6th and 7th. Mícheál Gallagher is the current Welfare Officer for UCDSU and was the first to put his name forward…

SU Welfare race – Ciara Johnson

Ciara Johnson, a final year Law student from Co. Sligo, is one of two candidates contesting this year’s election for the position of Welfare and Equality officer. Through her work with ‘See Change,’ ‘Please Talk’ and her position as Gender…

SU Welfare race – Cian Dowling.

Third year engineering student Cian Dowling is running for the position of Welfare and Equality officer of the Students’ Union. A Dublin native, ed Dowling states that his own use of welfare and his own personal experiences that will help…

SU Education Race – Adam Carroll

Current Health Sciences Convenor Adam Carroll is running uncontested in the forthcoming UCD Students’ Union elections for the position of Undergraduate Education Officer; “It’s always something I wanted to do, viagra something I felt really passionate about. The union, health…