#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…

News – Around the Universities (Issue 11)

Trinity College Dublin A series of rallies and demonstrations have taken place in Trinity to protest against the proposed implementation of a €450 flat supplemental examination fee. The ‘Take Back Trinity’ campaign team, an estimated 50 students, occupied Trinity College Dining Hall for 3 days last week, with further demonstrations planned around campus in the…

Residents Object to Farranlea Student Accommodation Complex

Cork councillors are set to meet with residents who object to the building of a 146-bed Student Accommodation complex on Farranlea Road, Sunday’s Well. Residents have sent over 50 letters to the council objecting to the development, largely due to complains about the building’s height, parking arrangements and the prospect of antisocial behavior & property…

UCC Student Tests Award-Winning Invention in Africa

UCC engineering student Diarmuid Curtin, who last year won the first prize “Science for Development Award” at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition, had the opportunity to test his invention on a recent trip to Malawi with development agency ‘Gorta-Self Help Africa’. As part of the Irish Aid-sponsored award, the Newcastle West student won a travel…

#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…