USI Calls For Urgent Return of Ibrahim Halawa As Egyptian Court Postpones Verdict

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for the immediate return of Ibrahim Halawa to Ireland, and declared the decision of an Egyptian court to postpone the verdict of his trial until September 18th a “farce.” While in recent times the Irish government has shown themselves willing to take steps to ensure Ibrahim’s…

UCC Conducted Research Using More Than 4,000 Live Animals For Last Year

Records exposed under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that 4,162 live animals were used in research by UCC alone in 2016, primarily mice and rats, but also pigs, rabbits, birds and guinea pigs. Almost €200,000 was spent in sourcing the animals through domestic and international suppliers, with another €3,000 spent to dispose of…

USI launch second phase of drugs info campaign

On March 20th the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) released the second phase of their ongoing campaign focused on informing students & young people of safe drug usage. The campaign runs in conjunction with the HSE and drugs.ie, and is primarily aimed at those using New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). The second phase concerns itself particularly with…

External groups visit campus on abortion issue

A bus travelling across Ireland in support of the ‘Repeal the 8th’ movement arrived in UCC on the morning of March 7th. The campaign was hosted by pro-choice group ROSA (Reproductive rights against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity), in conjunction with Women on Web, an online medical abortion service. Spokesperson for the campaign, Rita Harrold, elaborated…

LGBT Society launch campaign on slurs & abuse

The LGBT Society this week announced their new campaign, titled “More Than Words.” With this campaign the Society aims to highlight the frequent and casual way in which offensive homophobic slurs are hurled at their community, and the harrowing impact verbal abuse can have on an already marginalised group. It is hoped the campaign’s hashtag…

Law Soc to Host Women in Law Forum

In an event that will be the first of its kind in Ireland, female forerunners in the field of law will be brought together to encourage female students to pursue legal careers. The forum, coordinated by UCC Law Society, will be held in Hayfield Manor on March 10, and will discuss issues relevant to the…