Law & Politics

‘If we’re not going to vote, people who are will decide over our future’: students gear up to vote in #EUElections2019

Janina Kopfmüller is a Masters Student of European Governance and a This Time I'm Voting volunteer, working with the European Parliament in...

Patrick Kelly v University College Dublin, The Curious Case of.

“Even though the following historical context does not influence the outcome of the legal issues raised in this appeal, it would...

Binge Watchdog – How European content quotas will impact the audiovisual services industry

Earlier this November, the European Council adopted the new EU rules for audiovisual media services. This completed the final stage of the...

Eyes on 2020: The race begins for the US Presidency

The United States is preparing for what some are describing as the most anticipated presidential race in decades. In addition to those...

US Midterm Elections: The ‘Blue Wave’ reaches the House of Representatives but not the Senate

The US Midterm elections tend to reflect the popularity of a presidency. In this month’s vote, the Democrats captured the majority of seats in...

Business & Careers

A European banking ‘Revolut’-ion

The world’s first bank was reputedly opened in 1397 by the industrious Medici family in Italy. Named after the benches on which...

The passivist investors: A mutual fund in a large pot

Investment strategies can be distinguished in various ways, fundamentalists vs technical, passive vs active etc. Investors may fall into multiple categories; these...

Young business: The challenges, pitfalls, and passions

Conall and I first met each other back during secondary school, in Skerries Community College. We are both very similar, and different,...

On the road to a cashless society

How many times have you paid for something with cash in the past two weeks? It’s a simple question, with a difficult...

On the professional front line: Anti-money laundering

What sort of qualifications are most relevant to Anti-Money Laundering (AML)? There is a broad spectrum of qualifications that...

Philosophy & Religion

John Henry Newman to be declared a saint

Cardinal John Henry Newman, the founder of the what later became University College Dublin, will be declared a saint, the Vatican has...

Canonisation of founder of UCD could take place next year

Cardinal John Henry Newman, the founding Rector of University College Dublin, is potentially on track to be canonised next year following the Vatican's formal...

Op-ed: In an era of climate change, how should individual’s ethical frameworks respond to climate change?

The last few weeks have felt like an avalanche of dire news about the climate. An United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...

What does the repeal of the blasphemy offence actually mean?

On 26th October, a referendum was held and passed that removed Article 40.6.1.i from the Constitution, ending the state ban on blasphemy. The referendum...

New canonisations of Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI

Archbishop Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI were recently both canonised and elevated to sainthood. The process is rigorous. Each man was first beatified,...

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

UCD ranked in Top 20 globally for Agricultural Sciences; 5th in Europe

According to statistics released by leading editorial U.S. News, University College Dublin holds a tied 19th place with the University of Queensland, Australia, ranked...

Lyons Estate: the origins of UCD’s Lyons Research Farm

Located just over the Dublin-Kildare border, outside Newcastle town, lies University College Dublin’s Lyons Research Farm. It the largest out of the three campuses...

Ploughing 2018: The annual pilgrimage

Despite the wrath of Storm Ali, which lead to the cancellation of the most popular day at this year’s Ploughing due to unsafe weather...