Opinion

Medical negligence in Irish hospitals

November 6, 2013

One in every 10 patients is injured and one in every one hundred dies in Irish hospitals. Nathan Wheeler asks do you feel safe in Irish hospitals?

Opinion

Is your future worth the gamble?

November 6, 2013

Gambling plays a huge part in communities with betting establishments and advertising everywhere. But what are the downsides and is gambling worth the risk?

Opinion

Need to quicken pace for Seanad reform

October 23, 2013

Head of the School of Law & Government and Democracy Matters member, Professor Gary Murphy welcomes the legislation to allow all graduates to vote in the Seanad but argues that it doesn’t go far enough.

Opinion

Budget 2014: Budget of sacrifice

October 23, 2013

Chairperson of DCU Young Fine Gael, Paul Henry gives his reaction to the goverment’s budget for the coming year announced last week.

Opinion

Current SU executive must reflect on past failures

October 23, 2013

Opinions Editor Sean Cassidy calls on the Students’ Union Executive to reflect on the failures of previous SU executives and start acting on the democratic decisions made by DCU students.

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Under pressure lecturers?

October 9, 2013

Despite recent articles by lecturers painting the picture of an unhappy workforce, lecturer Greg Foley argues most lecturers get on with it and love their jobs.

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Opinion

Class Rep Council – a broken system

October 9, 2013

A former class representative and member of the Electoral Committee argues that it’s time to change our ‘mini Dáil’ clique and open CRC up to all students.

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Toxic Tuesday too toxic

October 9, 2013

Many still call for the return of the SU-run student nightclub night, Toxic Tuesday, but did the night live up to it’s name? Sean Cassidy argues it was time to call it a day.

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Opinion

Why you should vote YES in the Seanad referendum

October 2, 2013

Lecturer of Politics at DCU’s School of Law and Government, Dr Eoin O’Malley argues for a ‘Yes’ vote in the forthcoming referendum proposing to abolish Seanad Éireann. He believes reform is worse needed in Dáil Éireann than in the Seanad, which he believes doesn’t justify it’s own existence.

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Why you should vote NO in the Seanad referendum

October 2, 2013

Head of the School of Law and Government Prof Gary Murphy is a member of Democracy Matters, the civil society group advocating for a NO vote in the forthcoming referendum, which proposees to abolish Seanad Éireann. He argues that a NO vote is in this case a vote to reform and modernise Ireland’s second house.

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Oscar Pistorious: Guilty or Guilty?

March 20, 2013

Social media is a wonderful thing. It has broken down so many communication barriers that it can be seen as a purely positive invention. However, problems caused by social media have come under the spotlight in recent times. These

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Marie Fleming: A Right to Die?

March 6, 2013

There is no way that we can ever understand what Marie Fleming and her family are going through. We can never know what it is like, unless, heaven forbid, we are thrust into such a

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DCU Students – Making a difference?

March 6, 2013

Something I hear all the time is that DCU is special because of its sense of community.  There’s a subtle energy about the place, as if anything could happen and everything is possible. Feeling like

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Shamrocks and Schwarz-Rot-Gold

February 20, 2013

The 12th of October was a cold and windy autumn day in Dublin. It was the day when I and my Irish and German friends headed to the Aviva Stadium to watch a football match

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Secularism is nothing to fear

February 20, 2013

More often than I care to admit, people claim secularism has negative connotations. Many misunderstand the term and see it as a concept for the eradication of religion or as an anti-religious tool. However, if

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No Laughing Matter – Horsemeat Scandal

February 20, 2013

Ever since the Food Safety Authority Ireland revealed on January 15th that certain frozen beef products contained pork or equine meat, the scandal has exploded internationally. In my opinion, I don’t think the general public

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Fiona Dunne- Graduate nurses recruitment scheme

February 6, 2013

“Taking a scalpel to newly qualified nurse’s pay” As a first year nursing student and active Fianna Fail member, I must admit that upon hearing the details of the government’s new ‘nursing graduate scheme’ I