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Minister for Health Simon Harris has published the Report of the Working Group on Access to Contraception. Acting on their findings, Harris announced that a condom distribution service has been launched, which will allow third level institutions to order free condom dispensers from the HSE.
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A large majority of UCD societies have staged a mass walkout from the UCD Freshers’ Tent today in order to attend the Global Climate Strike. This move has caused anger among high ranking members of the UCD Societies Council, who attempted to drown out the protesters chants by turning the volume up on their music speakers, and engaging in heated discussions with a member of the UCD Students’ Union staff.
On Thursday, in an email circulated around many of auditors, and seen by the University Observer, Chair of the Societies Council, James Alkayed, ensured that no “society grants would be cut directly” over students attending the strike, but that “Freshers’ Week regulations must be adhered to.” Rules state that during Freshers’ Week, a society must have people manning their tables for at least half of the day. If they do not comply with this, they may lose their space.
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