The EU & the TTIP Image Problem

The European Union has made life in Europe unquestionably better for decades. Following on from the Second World War and the devastation left in its wake, Europe was in a dire situation. With structural, economic and political upheaval a frightening reality in several countries, the future seemed bleak. The Marshal Plan and the European Union…

National Student Media 2016 Open for Entries

With KBC Bank returning as title sponsor for the Smedias, now in their 16th year, the award ceremony that honours the best and brightest of student journalism has opened its nominations once again. The awards are set to take place on April 7th in the Aviva Stadium to highlight both print and online student journalism…

Review: Jessica Jones Season 1

Jessica Jones is the second Netflix Original Series being made using Marvel properties, the first being this year’s Daredevil. In many ways this now show follows in the footsteps of Daredevil, it’s gritty tone, it’s New York setting, less fantastical protagonist and antagonists and generally it’s air of quiet detachment from the bombast and larger…

Vote

So today and tomorrow, the 23rd and 24th of November, UCC students have the chance to vote on whether or not the Student’s Union should campaign to repeal the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution. If you’re a business and law student you can vote in the ORB, arts students can vote in the Boole…

Express Interviews: Mairia Cahill

Brian Conmy interviews Mairia Cahill about her public allegations against senior members of the IRA, her life over the past year and her Seanad bid Last year Mairia Cahill was kind enough to speak to the UCC Express about the experiences that brought her to public prominence. In that interview Mairia characterised her abuse as…

A Thor By Any Other Name?

There are a few constants in life. Death, taxes and comic book fans being mad at something. In recent years one of the most common sources of fan fervour has been the trend of changing certain aspects of existing comic characters in film or in the comics themselves. While this is by no means a…