University College Dublin

Established in 1854, University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s largest, most diverse and globally engaged research intensive university with over 30,000 students from some 120 countries worldwide.

Founded on the educational principles of its first Rector, John Henry Newman, the university seeks to contribute to society through the excellence and impact of its research and scholarship, the quality of its graduates and through its engagement nationally and internationally.

At UCD, research and innovation are seen as essential drivers of a dynamic economy, an informed society and a vibrant culture. UCD scholars work on tackling diverse national and global challenges, and the university community comprises individual scholars, research groups, start-up companies and large-scale collaborations with Government, industry and other partners.

Among its best-known graduates is the writer James Joyce, author of Ulysses, and regarded as ‘the father of the modern novel’.

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Good Friday Agreement: ten key people who helped bring about peace in Northern Ireland 20 years ago

In a series of short audio clips, four academics talk about the key figures involved in making the Good Friday Agreement of April 1998 possible.
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Brexit deal breaks deadlock – experts react

Theresa May has reached an agreement with the EU that will enable her to proceed to the second stage of Brexit negotiations. Here's what it all means.
The beefed up border between Bulgaria and Turkey. Stefan Rousseau PA Archive

Do we all have a right to cross borders?

In an unequal, globalised world, should we be able to move between states as freely as we can within them?

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