News

USI calls for reversal of mental health cuts

May 9, 2016

The Union of Students in Ireland hosted a photocall outside Leinster house on Monday in protest of cuts to the 2016 mental health budget, which had originally ring-fenced €35 million for the sector. USI members

News

Hundreds protest against €12 million mental health cuts

April 28, 2016

Students and activists gathered outside Leinster House today to protest against the €12 million cuts to the “already grotesquely underfunded” mental health sector. Over 200 people attended the demonstration, which was organized by the Union

Articles

High standard recognised at Hybrids

April 20, 2016

The Hybrid Awards were marked by an “incredibly high standard” this year, according to Irish Independent journalist and category judge, Niall O’Connor. The annual MPS event took place in the Heilix last Monday and presented

Features

University degree holders more likely to get married and have kids

March 23, 2016

College students have always been pinned as some of the most progressive in society. Universities attract bright people, who, for the most part, are ambitious and motivated to work. They are places that foster political activism and encourage liberal stances on social issues. Just over a month ago, an overwhelming majority of DCU students voted in favour of the SU taking a pro-choice position on abortion.

DCU News

Online referendum is live

February 16, 2016

DCU SU has asked students to vote yes in a constitutional referendum, with voting open from today until 5pm Thursday evening. A ‘yes’ vote will see the DCU constitution amended in five specific areas and

National News

Student groups welcome Friday election date

February 10, 2016

Enda Kenny’s decision to host a Friday general election was welcomed by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Union of Students’ following their lobbying.
The council stressed the importance of a Friday or weekend election, in order to allow students to return home to vote.

Health

A Bitter Truth: Why our healthy resolutions are destined to fail

February 10, 2016

The school of thought around food, exercise and our overall health has been changing rapidly, however, and Professor Robert Lustig has found fame by disputing the inherent idea that change must come from within. He argues that there are two villains responsible for our cycle of failed resolutions, and neither of them are ourselves.

Features

Understanding Anxiety

October 28, 2015

“When you’re having a panic attack there are no thoughts, just white noise. Panic and black and white. It’s difficult to look back and remember concrete feelings,”

Features

100 great minds think alike

October 14, 2015

When Declan Egan created a start-up by the name of 100minds, he couldn’t foresee that it would raise over €400,000 for charity in just over two years. This year he wants to make a million.

Student Life

Love me Tinder

September 30, 2015

We live in a world where there’s an app for everything, so it’s no real surprise that relationships are moving online

Features

Are Irish jail terms criminally short?

April 22, 2015

We’re all familiar with the recent scandal that was Eamonn Lillis’ release from prison after serving just over five years for the manslaughter of his wife. The man’s face was on every newspaper in the

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Features

The young women changing the face of the Third World

November 14, 2014

Rebecca Lumley looks at the brave young women who have overcome incidents of rape, murder and poverty in the world’s most repressive societies and are now leading a new generation of female leaders.