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Hungary to ban gender studies degrees

In mid-August of this year, the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán began his campaign to push legislation barring universities from offering gender studies programs....

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Union pay, at all levels, should be fairer and more transparent

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Miracle Drug? New Opioid replacement shows much promise.

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“Have you a minute?” Engaging with self-esteem

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Hungary to ban gender studies degrees

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State support for landlords has caused a crisis – it must end

The use of the word ‘crisis’ when we talk about the current housing crisis paints the image of an act of god, some spectacular...

Campus News in Brief; Sabbaticals’ pay rise; new Union Constitution; SU shops record €115,000 profit in 2017

UCD Students’ Union sabbaticals saw 20% pay rise in 2016/2017 Financial statements obtained by the University Observer show that remuneration for the President of UCD...

UCD doesn’t need an Entrance Precinct

With a €48 million Centre for Creative Design in the pipeline, Adam Lawler wonders why UCD is ignoring its underfunded areas for the sake...

Club Focus; UCD Snowsports Club

In the first instalment of Club Focus, Rory Clarke & the University Observer take to the slopes, as we look at the Snowsports Club. The...

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“Have you a minute?” Engaging with self-esteem

With social media playing a major role in our day-to-day lives and the number of men engaging with questions of self-esteem, Dylan O’Neill investigates...

The housing occupation movement

With Dublin in the throes of a housing crisis many are labelling a national emergency, Gavin Tracey examines the origins and tactics of the...

Student Activism: Finding your voice and shouting from the rooftops

With a proud history of pushing for change associated with third-level students, Dylan O’Neill speaks to those involved in student activism. Third level education is...

Looking back to see the future of protesting in UCD

Fifty years ago, the famous Gentle Revolutions in UCD had students protesting everything from women’s attire, to administrative incompetence, to insufficient facilities. Aspirations for...

Hostile Design: Who Are Our Cities Made For?

In both obvious and hidden ways, our public spaces are designed to deter and attract certain types of people, Gavin Tracey investigates the increasingly...

Bringing a Lifetime of Campaign Experience to the Campaign for Repeal

Aoife Hardesty meets with Senator Alice-Mary Higgins to discuss her work in campaigning for women’s rights. Senator Alice-Mary Higgins was elected to the Seanad in...

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Union pay, at all levels, should be fairer and more transparent

The publication of this paper’s ‘Campus News in Brief’ prompted a small but swift online backlash over a graphic which some claimed was alarmist - and perhaps rightly so, regardless of the intention behind...

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Club Focus; UCD Snowsports Club

In the first instalment of Club Focus, Rory Clarke & the University Observer take to the slopes, as we look at the Snowsports Club. The...

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...

Miracle Drug? New Opioid replacement shows much promise.

A new pain relief drug appears set to revolutionise the way we treat pain, and importantly – it does not appear to be addictive....

What does Science have to say about God?

Emmet Feerick asks whether religion and science can be reconciled after all.   The contributions of science to our knowledge are undeniable. In just 300 years it...

The Universe in a Nutcase: Why do we believe in Conspiracy...

Delphine Joyce ventures down the rabbit hole and asks why conspiracy theories are so compelling to so many.   Did you know that the earth is...

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Ethical Framework of the Month

Welcome to your Ethical Framework of the Month, where in every issue we give you a new moral apparatus to order your life around....

Unpacking the Viganò Letter

As Pope Francis was finishing his trip to Ireland in August, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released a letter claiming that the Pope knew about...

Unpacking the Viganò Letter

As Pope Francis was finishing his trip to Ireland in August, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released a letter claiming that the Pope knew about...

An Interview with Kevin Quinn of StagsandHens.ie

Ciarán Busby interviews the one and only Kevin Quinn of HenandStagSligo.ie Can you tell us about yourself and how you got to where you are...

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...

Exploring GDPR – The New Digital Landscape

Eoin Duffy delves into the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations, and what it means for both businesses and consumers. GDPR is an acronym you may...

We Need To Talk About The Disney Problem

Priscilla Obilana examines the entertainment behemoth that is Disney and how all may not be as cheerful as it seems. In December of 2017, Disney...

Glass Ceilings, the Rat Race, and Education: Problems Facing Irish Working Women

Seán Mooney and Lana Salmon explore the gender pay gap, discover interesting findings, and note that not all may be as black and white...

Our Nation Must Use Our Surroundings

Priscilla Obilana examines Ireland's prime natural resources as a source of energy. The world is beginning to recognise and understand the magnitude of the threat posed...

Ireland’s Economic Backbone: The Pharmaceutical Industry

Abeer Shahid examines what significance the Pharmaceutical Industry has in Ireland.   These days, Ireland is no stranger to multinational corporations. The bustling tech scene in...

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Priscilla Obilana delves into the mystery of whether or not it is as easy as it seems to be a social media personality.

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