Renewed rivalries at the Cross

Last week Cork City FC welcomed reigning League of Ireland champions Dundalk to Turners Cross for a sold-out encounter at the top of the SSE Airtricity League. It is a fixture which s weighs a lot for both parties; to the Rebel Army hoping build a six point gap from the arch rivals, and a…

Profile of a Poet: Patience Agbabi

“I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken.” Poetry can all too often be seen as a mundane practice. Today, many of us can still harbour outdated preconceptions about poetry: that it serves no purpose, that it is inaccessible, that it is unexciting and unengaging for an audience, or…

UCC Student Wins International Award

UCC Criminology student Joanne O’Riordan today received an award from Junior Chamber International. Ms.O’Riordan was nominated by approximately 13,000 people for the ‘JCI 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World’ award for 2015. Ms.O’Riordan was the star of the documentary ‘No Limbs No Limits’ which followed her life with a disability, ‘Tetra-amelia syndrome,’ and is…

UCC trapped in housing shortage

[dropcap style= boxed]A[/dropcap] recent Daft.ie survey has shown that there has been a reduction of almost 40% in the amount of properties available for students to rent this year. The survey also found there has been a 7.4% increase in the average price of accommodation in Cork City. This makes UCC is one of the many…

UCC hits lowest ranking in 7 years

[dropcap style= boxed]U[/dropcap]CC fell 20 places in the well-established QS World University Rankings, placing 230th in the world, its lowest ranking since 2007. UCC was a part of an “overarching decline” by Irish colleges, according to QS, with NUIG the only institution to improve its ranking, up 4 to 280th. Ahead of UCC, UCD was…

R&G Week fundraising halved despite full-time Ents role

[dropcap style= boxed]F[/dropcap]ollowing on from a highly successful Raise and Give Week in 2013, last February’s incarnation of the annual event has raised €20,000 for three well-known charities, Breakthrough Cancer Research, the Cope Foundation and the Children’s Ward at Cork University Hospital. However this figure amounted to less than half of the €42,000 raised by…