“Justice for Hamza”: Intervention for UCC Student

by Samantha Calthrop On Tuesday 14th January, UCC staff and students gathered at the quad in solidarity with UCC student Hamza Khan— who, along with his parents, three brothers and sister, was issued a deportation order after having spent three years in Ireland’s Direct Provision system. The Khans’ deportation order was revoked through intervention by…

Sexual Tourism in Amsterdam

Writes Sexpress Editor Caoimhe Battault Amsterdam has proved an extremely popular destination for many demographics: stag parties, lads holidays and young couples alike. Particularly around this time of year, people are drawn to the centre of Amsterdam to experience the culture as well as the unusual legalities. The city is well known for its decriminalised…

General election called for February 8th

by Samantha Calthrop   Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that a general election will be held on Saturday February 8th. It takes place four years after the 2016 General Election, which elected the Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil alliance that currently heads the Dáil.   This is the first election since 1918 to be held on a…

BT Scholarship Extended

Writes Samantha Calthrop   Just before the 56th BT Young Scientists Exhibition, the Irish Universities Association (IUA) announced two additional scholarships to be available to winners. Since 2015, entrance scholarships to seven NUI universities have been awarded to winners of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, with over 40 students having received the awards…