Modern Medicine’s most neglected disorder receives much needed attention

New updated guidelines for the diagnosis, managements and care of patients with the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes have been published for the first time in 20 years. A recently formed international consortium of over 90 experts in the field of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes published their research in the American Journal of Medical Genetics on Wednesday, March 15th….

UCC President announces state-of-the-art Cork University Business School building

Since January of 2015 Corks University Business School at University College Cork has been one of Ireland’s largest business schools. Already home to the largest number of full time undergraduate students in any business school in Ireland, and with the second highest number of postgrads, it also boasts the highest level of research income. The…

UCC Students Warned of Legal Repercussions Ahead of Raise and Give Week

UCC students have been warned by University management of the legal and disciplinary repercussions resulting from misbehaviour or from disrespecting local residents during Rag Week. Last year’s Rag Week raised €16,000 for charity, and this year’s events began this Monday, with measures being taken by college management and the Students’ Union to try to ensure…

UCC owed hundreds of thousands in unpaid fees and charges

More than €560,000 is owed to the country’s seven universities, as well as the State’s largest institute of technology DIT, in library rental and late return fees alone, according to documents obtained by The Irish Times newspaper. Furthermore, they are owed more than €1.3 million of outstanding debt in Student Contribution Charges. UCC itself had approximately…

Irish Psychoactive Drug Users Aged 15-24 the Highest in Europe

The Union of Students of Ireland (USI), in partnership with Drugs.ie and the HSE, have launched a new harm reduction information campaign aimed at people who use new psychoactive substances (NPS). This comes in response to a recently released European Schools Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs (ESPAD) that indicated that the use of psychoactive…

NUI Galway Honour Leaving Certificate Excellence

NUI Galway recently celebrated the success of a select group of first-year students with a special ceremony recognising the high points they achieved in their Leaving Certificate examinations. As part of the University’s annual Excellence Scholarships 60 students received €1,500 each. Each year the Excellence Scholarships are given to new NUI Galway entrants who got…