#USI18 Election results

At USI Congress, held last week in the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe (Co. Galway), the Officer Board for next year’s Union of Students in Ireland Officer Board (USI OB) were elected. Delegations, formed of incoming & outgoing SU officers and class reps, would vote on behalf of their student bodies, with some delegations being mandated in…

#UCCVotes 2017/18 – Full Results

With an approximate 30% increase in turnout, and a 1/3rd increase in amount of candidates, this round of UCC Students’ Union elections became a hectic time, particularly for the candidates, their teams, the people in the count, and the poor journos trying to cover all the chaos. The increased turnout & candidate levels meant that the…

USI candidates seek UCC votes

Today (right now, as I write this) UCC student council meets to, among other things, decide where UCC’s votes at USI Congress will go. As with the SU elections, RON (Re-Open Nominations) is a candidate in all elections. Síona Cahill, current USI VP for Equality & Citizenship, is unopposed for President and, due to her…

Food: Tapas ala Tower

If you’re wondering about the title, I put that down because I wanted to write about lots of little recipes, but ones that aren’t totally authentic to their respective home regions. Also I live in Tower now, and it sounded neat. Tapas are little snacks or appetisers, with the term originating in Spain. While each…

JAILBREAK ar ais i 2018

Ar an tSathairn beag seo, 10 Márta go dtí an Domhnach 11 Márta tá JAILBREAK, an feachtas tiomsú airgid is mó eagraithe ag mic léinn in Éirinn ar siúil. Beidh 90 foireann, ag teacht ó gach coirnéal den tír, ag leaindeáil i gCaisleán Átha Cliath maidin Shathairn leis an rás go ‘Ceannscríbe X’ a thosú…

Campus cycle week hits Cork from March 12th

(Photo: Tomás Tyner) Campus Cycle Week begins next week in the ‘Real Capital’, starting on Monday the 12th of March. “Every college in Cork is taking part,” an organiser told us, “UCC, CIT, CUH, Saint John’s Central College, Cork College of Commerce, Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa…” The focal point of the week will be a screening of the film “Why…

#UCCVotes – USI Referendum may be unconstitutional

Voting on the Students’ Union elections opened today on campus, with students filing into the Boole Basement, O’Rahilly Building, Kane and Brookfield (and CEC, CUH and Copley St.) to vote for their favourite candidates. Also on the slate is the USI affiliation referendum, with the following question put to students: Should UCC Students’ Union remain in…