UCCSU Claim Huge Victory As Capitation Increase Reversed

by Samantha Calthrop UCC’s Students’ Union (UCCSU) has successfully reversed an incremental €200 increase in the student capitation fee, reducing the cost to €170 for all incoming students ahead of the 2020/21 academic year. The increase was announced in June 2019, inciting protests from the Students’ Union, who staged a sit-in demonstration in the following…

#TooIntoYou Campaign Offers Support to Young Women

National organisation Woman’s Aid launched its new campaign #TooIntoYou Wednesday 23rd of October. The organisation, which offers support and information to women experiencing domestic violence and dating abuses, is running the campaign until 25th of November. Previously this year, under the Domestic Violent Act 2018, new laws were introduced and meant that women experiencing abuse…

UCC Named World’s Best University for Recycling and Sustainability

Times Higher Education has ranked University College Cork number 1 on their actions towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The process of ranking took into consideration how the college researches, operates, sustainability reports and recycling programmes. In 2007, the Green Campus programmed was launched in UCC. Through the programme, the college improved its…

Mayor of Belfast delivers lecture in move to deepen connections with Cork

Irish Times Photography Councillor John Finucane, Lord Mayor of Belfast, gave a public lecture— Belfast: A Brexit Perspective— as part of the Jean Monnet Lecture series, in UCC’s Centre for Executive Education on October 24th. “All parties on [Belfast City Council], irrespective of their view of a reunified Ireland, are of one mind in their…

Fine Gael Criticised after MEPs Vote Against Migrant Rescue Efforts

The European Parliament rejected an EU resolution to increase search and rescue operations of migrants in the Mediterranean. The resolution called on member states to “enhance proactive search and rescue operations by providing sufficient vessels and equipment specifically dedicated to search and rescue operations and personnel, along the routes where they can make an effective…