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Boots emergency contraception cost cut

October 11, 2017

DCU students slam the suggestion that a cheaper morning after pill would lead to the misuse or overuse of the emergency contraception. Following an onslaught of backlash back in July when the company refused to

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Taoiseach dismisses UK and US style loan scheme

October 11, 2017

Leo Varadkar’s unclear plans for the proposed ‘Student Loan Scheme’ outraged the Union of Students in Ireland, who led the march for publicly funded education in Dublin on October 3rd. The Taoiseach ruled out the

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Will plain packaging deter student smokers?

October 11, 2017

DCU students don’t believe the change to cigarette packaging will make much of a difference to Irish smoking habits.   Ireland isn’t the first country to implement unbranded cigarette packaging in order to deter people from smoking, following Australia, France and

National News

Strong student representation at March for Repeal

September 30, 2017

“We must stop shipping our shame across the Irish Sea,” USI president Michael Kerrigan exclaimed as he addressed over a thousand students gathered at the front square of TCD to campaign to repeal the Eighth

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Double digit rent increases continue in Dublin

September 27, 2017

The cost of renting nationally is 11.8 percent higher than this time last year, and rents in Dublin have risen an average of 12.3 percent annually according to a report released by Daft.ie. This is the

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Pay gap for Irish Graduates wider than in Europe

September 27, 2017

The pay gap of Irish graduate students is much wider than that of European students, it has been found. The Education at a Glance report 2017 shows benefits for Irish graduate students as the Oireachtas

National News

Taoiseach Launches Four New World-Class Research Centres

September 27, 2017

The Taoiseach has announced the launch of four new Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres which will have close collaborations with Dublin City University. The new research centres will receive an investment of €74 million from

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Free Wi-Fi coming to City Centre

September 27, 2017

Dublin City Council are planning to bring free Wi-Fi back to Dublin, almost two years after a similar initiative fell through. The previous initiative was first rolled out at the beginning of 2013 at various

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Good Friday ban to be lifted

April 19, 2017

A number of DCU students have said that the 90 year-old ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday is archaic and illogical. The Government is currently moving to lift the ban with the change

National News

New top up app for Leap Card users

April 19, 2017

A Leap Card app update will allow users to top up their cards by mobile rather than in a shop, according to the National Transport Authority. This new development will benefit commuters who previously had

National News

HIV figures up six per cent in 2016

April 5, 2017

There were 512 newly detected cases of HIV in Ireland in 2016 according to a report from The Health Protection Surveillance Centre. The figures show a rise of six per cent from last year. The

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Lack of regulation found in au pair industry

April 5, 2017

A lack of regulation in the au pair industry has stirred concerns abroad, according to a recent article in the Daily Telegraph. University of Technology Sydney researchers are interviewing the 10,000 au pairs currently working

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NI students may face increased fees after Brexit

April 5, 2017

Nine months after Britain voted to leave the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 on Wednesday and formally served divorce papers on the European Union, a decision that would severely impact many areas

National News

Drug testing kits to be introduced in Irish nightclubs

March 22, 2017

Free drug testing kits could soon be provided by nightclubs to check the ‘purity’ of substances bought by users to help reduce the risk of accidental death. The tests will ensure drugs such as cocaine

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Hundreds of DCU students take part in Strike4Repeal

March 8, 2017

Hundreds of DCU students took part in the Strike4Repeal demonstrations today, marching into Dublin City Centre as well as taking part in a variety of on-campus demonstrations including a teach-in, picketing the college’s entrances, a