Law & Politics

Why the EU elections should matter to us – A call to arms

By the 24th May, the caffeine-fuelled late nights in the library will be behind us. Our final exams will be completed and...

Ilhan Omar and the right’s repetitive playbook

Like many of her fellow freshman Congress women, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota's 5th congressional district has been causing controversy stating the obvious...

‘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...

Business & Careers

The economic downturn that devastated the financial market

In the early 2000s the US stock market experienced two economic downturns: The 9/11 terrorist attacks and the popping of the dotcom...

The men who cleverly invested in their future

In the global investing and trading market, there are three categories that are used to classify investors: Macro-investors; Value investors and Activist...

What do Russia, Thailand and two Nobel prize-winning economists have in common?

Thailand was experiencing phenomenal growth in the post-World War II global economy, it doubled its GDP every 5 years from 1960 to...

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...

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...