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The Premature Effort To Ban Election Posters

As the local and European elections approach, one fact of Irish politics is the inevitable emergence of posters for political candidates. Postering is a very Irish phenomenon, with many other countries either restricting their use to designated areas or favouring…

Politics

Indian Airstrikes In Kashmir: Rivalry & Violence

At around 4am in Kashmir on the 26th of February or 10.30pm on the night of the 25th in Ireland, Indian fighter jets carried out airstrikes in Balakot, Pakistan, targeting the hillside camp of a group called Jaish-e-Mohammed. Shortly after,…

Politics

The Greta Thunberg Effect

The planets temperature has risen by just under 1° Celsius since the 19th century most of which occurred in the last thirty years, sea levels are rising, ice sheets are melting and 2016 was the warmest year on record. These…

Features

Features

Clickbait, Skewed Facts And Media Mistruths

In today’s media landscape we’re presented with numbers, graphs, charts and statistics on a daily basis from numerous sources across the political spectrum to explain phenomena on the world’s stage. Buzzwords like ‘fake news,’ ‘alternative facts’ and ‘post-truth’ tend to…

Features

A Brief Story Of Audiobooks

Who’d have thought that someone could improve on the timeless classic that is: the book? The ‘audiobook’ may sound like this new-fangled trend with an appeal that lies with a small minority of avid readers, but alas, the ‘talking book’…

Features

An Argument Against ‘No-Platforming’

For many on the right, discussing politics has become rather taboo on University campuses. University’s to them, seem dominated by a certain political ideology. That ideology is left wing in nature. The data somewhat backs up this idea. A paper…

Sports

Sport

UCD Tennis Club Ends The Year On A High

How quickly a season goes. Writing this we are in a very different place to our previous report in November. “The Floodlight League” concluded with all of UCD’s teams securing their status within their respective divisions for next season. Onwards…

Sport

UCD Hockey Primed For European Odyssey

Hockey in UCD currently finds itself in one of those golden eras which don’t come round too often. The ladies team proved dominant in 2018, winning the University Championships, the Irish Senior Cup and the domestic EY Hockey League; throw…

Sport

Ireland’s Rugby Team Is Down, But Definitely Not Out

Ireland finished third in the Six Nations Championship. I’m not exactly sure what a team imploding looks like, but I’m pretty sure losing two games from five and falling to third in the world rankings isn’t implosion. Ireland’s losses have…

Music

Music

Gig In Review: Gus Dapperton

Gus Dapperton, a 22-year old New York singer/songwriter, arrives at the intimate setting of the Button Factory dressed in a velvet hot pink Turtleneck, paired with light pink sequin overall, fuscia tinted thick rimmed shades to accent his now iconic…

Film

Film

What Remains After The Award Buzz Settles

Award season in the film industry has come and gone. During January and February, films with Oscar buzz are released in Irish cinemas. But of course, if a film has been greatly acclaimed, it is likely that it might not…

Film

Saying Farewell To ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

After a four-season run, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will air its last episode simply titled ‘I’m in Love’ on April 5th. Over the course of sixty-one episodes, the show has, in an unparalleled manner, deconstructed and reconstructed the very foundations of romcoms…

Film

Television In Review: ‘Dirty John’

If you’re looking for a new Netflix series to binge watch then ‘Dirty John’ is the one for you. This eight-part American true-crime drama and thriller has been raking in positive reviews and has stayed on the ‘popular’ and ‘trending…

Science

Science

Shock Wave: Electricity From The Ocean

Even in this futuristic world of ours, all our electricity is generated by simply spinning a turbine. The fossil fuels which are bringing us ever closer to a complete climate catastrophe are not just used to power our cars, but…

Science

UCD Women+ In STEM Network

The UCD Women+ in STEM Student Network had their first major event last week, on Tuesday, March 26th, centred around building a career as a woman in STEM. The network, which was set up by Environmental Biology student Sadhbh McCarrick…

Science

Neanderthal DNA In Our Populations: Yea Or Nay?

The Neanderthals might have left our planet 40, 000 years ago, but they have not completely faded. They’re still a part of us, existing through our genes. The Neanderthals appeared in Eurasia circa 400, 000 years ago after their ancestors…

Law

Law

Quinn Children Settle With The IBRC

The children of former businessman Sean Quinn have arranged to settle with the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation following litigation for a suit for €440 million. Under this settlement, each of the five adult Quinn children – Sean Junior, Aoife, Brenda,…

The Turbine

Turbine

Michael D. Higgins Expenses Revealed!

The Turbine has single-handedly managed to get a hold of a leaked report on the current president’s expenses that was prepared for a private viewing of the Public Accounts Committee. The details, as I’m sure you will agree, will shock…


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