Giant’s Causeway inspired building chosen as winner of UCD Future Campus Competition

A building design inspired by the Giant’s Causeway and Ulysses has been named the winner of the UCD Future Campus Competition. Steven Holl Architects (SHA),...

Nuclear Reactor planned for UCD Campus

Originally published in Volume IV, Issue 7 on 21st January 1998 by Observer Reporters.   UCD’s Belfield campus was the proposed site for an American-funded nuclear...

Restaurant’s revenge spoils Christmas Spirit

Originally published in Volume IV, Issue 4 on 14th November 1997 by Alan Torney.   Tonight’s Christmas Ball has been dramatically scaled down at short notice,...

College men spurn sex assistance

Originally published in Volume IV, Issue 4 on 14th November by Observer Reporters.   It has emerged that not a single make student has attended the...

SU Ents Officer resigns for new career

Originally published in Volume IV, Issue 3 on 22nd October by Paul Gill.   Mr. Darragh Purcell has resigned his sabbatical position as Students’ Union Entertainments...

Eng genius taps keg

Originally published in Volume IV, Issue 3 on 22nd October 1997 by Oliver Mooney.   Beer plays a pivotal role in the lives of many students,...

From Barcelona to Dublin Fringe: An interview with Rule of Three Collective

Ahead of their debut at the Dublin Fringe Festival, Tara Hanneffy chats to Katie O’Byrne, one third of Rule of Three Collective, about their...

Youth Defence threaten UCD with Legal Action

Originally published in Volume IV, Issue 2 on 10th October 1997 by Observer Reporters.   Youth Defence, the anti-abortion activists, are threatening to sue UCD for...

Giant’s Causeway inspired building chosen as winner of UCD Future Campus Competition

A building design inspired by the Giant’s Causeway and Ulysses has been named the winner of the UCD Future Campus Competition. Steven Holl Architects (SHA),...
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In both obvious and hidden ways, our public spaces are designed to deter and attract certain types of people, Gavin Tracey investigates the increasingly...

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University can be incredibly stressful for some. Sambhavi Sudhakar examines how this stress can minfest itself in eating disorders. In anticipation of Eating Disorders Awareness...

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The Final Push for Repeal

In our last issue before the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment in May, Adam Lawler looks back over the events of the last year, and forward to the weeks ahead. It has been a...

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Club Focus- UCD Canoe Club

  It’s hard to separate the value of a club from its successes and to recognise the importance of their social impact, especially when the...

Room in UCD for boxing?

Christine Coffey talks with Phil Rooney about the poor state of Boxing Facilities in UCD Club officers charged with directing the development of a club...

Your Friends are (on Average) more Popular than You.

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Myth Universe: Violent Times?

Many of us think that we are living in some of the most violent times yet known to man, Séan Mooney dispells this notion.   There...

Chinese Space Station Crashes back to Earth

Christine Coffey reports on the recent uncontrolled re-entry of China’s first space-station prototype.   Tiangong-1, (or Heavenly Palace 1), China’s first space station prototype, was functional...

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Touting to the Thousands

Ciarán Busby analyses the economics of ticket touting, taking into consideration both the underground market and high-profile legitimate resellers.

Pay-to-Use Apps: Taxing Digital Companies

Dylan O’Neill looks at how digital companies could change their services to accompany the tax monopolization sought by member states in the EU.   Speaking...

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