Express Tries: Fighting a Bouncer

While speaking to a friend the other day, I was given a revelation. We spoke about the trials and tribulations of nights out, lamenting the tragedy of being underage in Cork. I’m twenty now, but given that the age of entry for most places in Cork is as unpredictable and endlessly fluctuating as the stock…

Last Week in History (Oct. 29th)

23rd of October Lightning round of history – ON THIS DAY IN… 42BCE: Mark Antony & Octavian defeat Brutus army; in the aftermath the latter commits suicide. 1911: Airplanes were first used in war during the Italo-Turkish War. 1915: Approximately 33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue (Manhattan) for women’s suffrage. 1917: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better…

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 Today, many of us can still harbour outdated preconceptions about poetry: that it serves no purpose, that it is inaccessible, that it is unexciting and unengaging for an audience, or…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…