Students account for over 37% of new clients seeking help after experiences of sexual violence in 2019, SVCC Annual Report reveals

Over 37% of new clients who presented at the Sexual Violence Centre Cork last year were students. The figures come following the release of the Centre’s 2019 Annual Report today.  Three quarters of all new clients reported that they were 23 years or younger at the time of the sexual assault, and over 60% of new…

“No house parties” College Road residents tell landlords

Local residents of UCC have asked landlords to include “no house parties” in their rent agreements with Cork students.  The Magazine Road Residents Association (MRRA) has called on the Government to “move on legislation to put an end to the Covid-19 house parties to deal with reckless landlords and tenants who ignore the Covid-19 regulators…

Over Half a Million Euro Allocated for Mental Health Supports for Students within the Higher Education Sector in Cork

Over half a million euro in funding for the wellbeing and mental health of Cork students was announced today by the Minister for Higher and Further Education Simon Harris. The €5 million national package, with €270,000 allocated to UCC and €234,000 allocated to CIT, is intended to support students in the return to college this…

On the Road to Preventing Drug-Driving

It is July of 2017, and the Road Safety Authority of Ireland has just launched the newest road safety campaign – the prevention of driving under the influence of drugs.‘There is no hiding drug-driving,’ the advert strikes against a black screen, a stark contrast to the almost surrealist inner-monologue portrayed beforehand and to how Irish…