Opinion

Mullen shows hypocrisy of anti-choice rhetoric.

October 25, 2017

Just look at accusations of bullying being levelled at the democratic campaign to impeach the UCD student’s union President, or unsubstantiated claims that pro-life events were cancelled by hotels after threats by pro-choice campaigners.

Opinion

The crisis in student accommodation continues

October 18, 2017

This applies to the accommodation in the DCU St. Patrick’s campus in particular. The annual rent for a bedroom on St Patrick’s College campus is €5,238 per year, which is paid in two installments. However many students have claimed that despite the rise in price of accommodation there is no improvements in living conditions in the facility.

Opinion

Thirteen Billion reasons why

October 18, 2017

Essentially over the last decade the Irish government have given Apple an unfair tax advantage. While everybody else has to pay their dues Apple have been allowed to pay less in taxes, so much less that this number has accumulated to €13 billion.

Opinion

Should the UCD SU President be impeached?

October 11, 2017

In having the magazine reprinted, Ascough cost the student body €8,000 – the maximum fine for publishing such information is €4,000. Barry Murphy, UCD SU’s Campaigns and Communications Officer, alleged how difficult the Repeal campaign had been to run with Ascough as President and told the University Observer of disagreements with her over the repeal budget and class reps and “showed discomfort” with the placement of UCD for Choice in the Freshers’ tent.

Opinion

Should Hugh Hefner really be idolised?

October 11, 2017

Those who brand Hefner as a ‘legend’ or ‘icon’ may say that he deserves our admiration because of his campaigns for contraception, abortion and the sexual revolution. Purely based on those facts, I agree, as those are all necessary elements of a contemporary world. It shouldn’t be forgotten that Hefner was a hedonist- he believed in dominating life in pleasures. Abortion and contraception are the mere ingredients that helped him live this hedonistic life as carefree as possible.

Opinion

Is free education our only hope?

October 11, 2017

We need to look at countries like Germany and Sweden who offer free third level education which mean equal opportunity for all citizens. The graduates who benefit from the free education system differ from Ireland’s graduates because they leave third level education in a comfortable and safe financial position and can therefore contribute to the growing economy from a much earlier age.

Opinion

University and other options

October 4, 2017

Not everybody is academically minded and that should not be a problem. We shouldn’t be pushing the idea that going to university is the superior option. It should just be an option.

Opinion

Does religion have a place in the classroom?

October 4, 2017

Teachers and anyone who can look back to their times in second and sixth class know how the First Confession, the First Holy Communion and the Confirmation dominate the classroom with the teachers running round like headless chickens trying to ensure that everything is prepared for the approaching deadline.

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Opinion

Building a non-sectarian generation

April 5, 2017

Following the death of former deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness earlier this month, Bríon Hoban discusses possibilities for the generations to come.

Opinion

Unlocking a hidden Ireland one travesty at a time

March 22, 2017

Bríon Hoban discusses the wrong doing in Ireland that we, as a society, accept. Focusing on the recent discovery of the mass grave at Tuam, Galway, Bríon argues that we must face up to the issues facing our society today, rather than ignoring them in the hope that they become forgotten.

Opinion

Opinion: Students say ‘no’ to consent classes

March 8, 2017

Consent classes in University College Dublin (UCD) have been cancelled due to a lack of interest but this does not mean that the classes are not absolutely vital for students. Emily Crowley discusses.