National News

New metro poses risk to local GAA club

April 4, 2018

Glasnevin GAA club Na Fianna are set to lose some of their facilities after the National Transport Authority (NTA) recently announced the preferred route for the new Metrolink project. The NTA and Transport Infrastructure Ireland


DCU Gender identity policy in final stages

March 20, 2018

A Gender Identity and Expression policy for DCU is currently in the final stages of development and can be expected later this year, the head of the University’s Equality Office has said.

Student Life

No Room at the Inn – student accommodation woes

December 6, 2017

Sprawled out across a damp second-hand mattress in a dimly-lit sitting room littered with beer cans and left-over dinner, he barely flinches when the door swings open.The room temperature is tepid on a cold Autumn

University News

Making an Impact winner to be announced today

November 15, 2017

An annual contest will be held in the Helix today to celebrate some of Ireland’s elite postgraduate research communicators as five finalists vie for two top prizes.

No Picture

Review: St. Vincent at The Olympia

November 1, 2017

Annie Clark tends not to bend the knee to convention. In her second of back-to-back sold out shows at the Olympia, she showcases her eccentricity and unloads a mammoth 90 minute set that examines the


UCD vote to impeach SU president

October 27, 2017

UCD students have voted overwhelmingly in favour of removing their Students’ Union president Katie Ascough from office after she blocked the publication of abortion information in a freshers’ magazine. The results showed that more than


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.

The Hype

Wonderful Wonderful – not so wonderful?

October 11, 2017

The Killers have many sterling singles to their name but have failed to deliver a vital-sounding LP and Wonderful Wonderful is no different. Their first album in 5 years is not a bad album. It