Medical Breakthrough Sends UCC ‘Nuts’

Last week, the world’s largest peanut allergy treatment trial revealed results that have been described as a “game-changer” for those who are allergic to peanuts. Through his work as Principal Investigator at the INFANT Centre, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at University College Cork, Jonathan Hourihane has been leading the revolutionary immunotherapy trial in Ireland, which has shown that more than…

Affirmative Action Set for Irish Female Academics

It was announced in early November that the Government is set to tackle the under-representation of female professors in Irish third-level institutions. Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connell announced the proposals at the launch of the Gender Equality Action Plan for Higher Education Institutions 2018-2020. The plans will see the formation of female-only candidate…

Making a career out of Sunday League football – An Interview with Smiv

For most people, Sunday League football pales in comparison to the grandeur and spectacle of the Premier League, or even Leagues 1 and 2 for that matter. This, however, is not the case for YouTuber, Tottenham Hotspur season-ticket-holder and video-editing talent Smiv. He runs two channels: one simply called Smiv where he hosts weekly vlogs,…

The Ace of Hearts- Asexuality 101

The Sexpress has looked at all sorts of things that go on in the bedroom and surround our sexual lives, but this one’s about something a bit different – the sexual identities defined by a lack of interest in any such activities. Often a strange concept for many in our over-sexualised society, asexuality and this…