XFL relaunched for a 2020 debut

American football is about to get a little more…erm, X, as Vince McMahon has officially relaunched the XFL to compete with the historic National Football League. The original XFL ran in the 2001 football off-season, and was a joint venture between the then-WWF (World Wrestling Federation) and television network NBC. Pitched as a more exciting…

UCC Scientists Among Most Cited Researchers

Four University College Cork scientists feature in the latest “Highly Cited Researchers” list. The Highly Cited List is produced by Clarivate Analytics for the Web of Science, and details over 3,500 of the top researchers in various scientific fields, including biology & biochemistry, computer science, ecology, engineering, neuroscience, mathematics, physics and social sciences, among others….

Editorial – Time Marches On

Welcome back to college and to the UCC Express. It’s 2018, can you believe it? 2017, it’s generally accepted by now, was a pretty awful year for most, so those ‘New Year, New Me’ resolutions should be important for setting a good platform for you all. This year is certainly an important anniversary for the…

An Interview with Ibrahim Halawa

The story of Ibrahim Halawa, an Irishman imprisoned in Egypt awaiting trial for four years, dominated headlines and newspapers throughout his time in prison, but particularly in the last year as his time away from home was close to ending. A month after returning home at the end of October/beginning of November, Ibrahim gave a…

Christmas Day is Cancelled in UCC

UCC’s Christmas Day celebration next year has already been cancelled following complaints from staff and local residents to both the college and the city council. Cork City Council’s Joint Policing Committee heard of the “havoc” caused in the local UCC area on Christmas Day, which was held on November 23rd, this year. UCC Students’ Union…