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Plans for South-East Technical University gain momentum

November 6, 2013

Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow IT are soon to submit plans to the Higher Education Authority, bringing the establishment of the South-East’s new Technical University another step closer, as Elaine Carroll reports.

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UCD student’s attacker convicted

November 6, 2013

The attacker of UCD postgraduate student Natasha McShane has finally been convicted of her attempted murder in an incident which left her barely able to walk or talk, Karla Chubb reports.

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Students bare chill for RAG Underwear Mile

October 26, 2013

Some forty brave DCU students took part in the recent RAG Underwear Mile, which saw them run around campus clad in boxers and briefs in aid of RAG’s social projects.

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Anger expressed as dole is cut for those under 26

October 23, 2013

Budget 2014 brought in harsh cuts to the Jobseeker’s Benefit social welfare allowance for those under-26 and young people and their represenatatives are kicking up a fuss, report Theresa Newman and Finnian Curran.

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Taoiseach opens Family Business Centre at DCU

October 23, 2013

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was on campus recently to launch the new Family Business Centre. While at DCU, he also visited the Volunteer Expo and commented on the benefits of volunteering.

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How did Budget 2014 affect students?

October 23, 2013

How did Budget 2014 affect you? Theresa Newman reports on a cut which will affect several students and young people – a reduction in the dole or Jobseekers Allowance.

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Excise duty on alcohol increased in budget

October 23, 2013

A 10c excise was placed on the price of alcohol in Budget 2014, but those who called for a minimum price to be placed on alcohol believe this won’t go far enough, as Ruth Marnell reports.

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Hike in medical card prescription charge in Budget 2014

October 23, 2013

Budget 2014 announced changes to the Medical Card system and a hike in the cost of Medical Card prescriptions – DCU’s health services are not in a position to cater for Medical Card students however, as Theresa Newman reports.

DCU News

SHAG Week: A Social Round-Up

October 23, 2013

SHAG week took place on DCU campus last week, when inflatable penis pinatas, sexperts and sex comedians rolled into town to provide students with good-humoured advice and information.

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UCD takes pro-choice stance

October 23, 2013

Students of UCD have voted for their university to adopt a pro-choice stance on abortion, but concern has been raised over the lack of publicity the campaign received on campus, as Emily Bodkin reports.

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Careers Service points the way for students

October 23, 2013

DCU Careers Service are opening their doors to all students on campus, offering help to get them on the road to their dream career, as Sarah Bermingham reports.

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Trinity SU President faces impeachment referendum

October 23, 2013

A referendum is to be held on the position of Trinity Students’ Union President Tom Lenihan, whose presidency is alleged to be causing disquiet amongst the university’s community, as Sarah Curran reports.

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New format Clubs and Socs days prove a success

October 23, 2013

Clubs and Socs days were held for three consecutive days on campus recently, with over 2,500 freshers enticed to sign up. The new format was generally well-received, as Suzanne Cooper reports.

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All third-level graduates to have vote for Seanad

October 23, 2013

Following the vote to retain the Seanad, Taoiseach Enda Kenny will extend the right to vote in elections for the Seanad to graduates of all Irish third-level institutions, as Bryan Grogan reports.

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Surge in numbers of enrolled student priests

October 9, 2013

This year has seen a surge in the number of entrants to the National Seminary in Maynooth. Bryan Grogan explores the trend and just what’s involved in studying for the priesthood.