Law & Politics

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...

Merkel focuses on foreign security policy in European Parliament address

Claudia Dalby reports at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed MEPs under the theme of the Future of Europe.   Chancellor...

Students are excluded from rent-pressure zones, denying them rent-caps

The exorbitant price of student accommodation has dominated news headlines every year as students return to university. This summer, both Fianna Fáil and Sinn...

Prison Reform in Ireland: what should it look like?

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT), established in 1994, is Ireland’s leading non-governmental organisation advocating for penal reform and has begun a project known...

European Parliament landscape set to alter post Brexit

When it comes to the European Parliament, it’s important to be aware of the seat distributions. This will be the first EU election since...

Business & Careers

Corporate Volunteering is no fad

Described as "one of the fastest-growing areas of voluntary activity", Corporate Volunteering (CV) schemes have become commonplace in many of the world’s leading corporations,...

A Michael Kors shopping spree

Michael Kors (MK) went shopping and splashed the cash on adding Versace to its collection. The deal makes sense strategically, but the hefty price...

Reaching for the stars, Comcast falls for the Sky

As Comcast sees own shares drop after historic buy of Sky shares, Claudia Dalby discusses the result of the Sky auction and the high price of our attention.

Breaking News: You don’t need a business degree to do a business internship!

Rosetrell Felipe inspects the internships available to students, both at undergraduate and graduate level and what benefit they serve.

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...

Philosophy & Religion

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,...

Conservatives’ confusion & misuse of terms

Modern conservative ideologues, especially on YouTube, have claimed terms such as "rationality," "logic," and "skepticism," as well as quantitative data  into their rhetoric. This...

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...