Almost half the jobs in Irish towns at ‘high risk’ of automation, according to a new UCC report

The risk of automation of jobs in Irish towns has been revealed in a report titled ‘Automation in Irish Towns: Who’s Most at Risk?’. The report, conducted by UCC researchers Dr Frank Crowley and Dr Justin Doran, was presented at ‘The Creative Rural Economy’ event to leading academics, policymakers, and entrepreneurs.  The report found that two…

Ben Dunlea Elected UCC SU President

After three days of voting during last week’s Student’s Union elections here in UCC, Computer Science student, Ben Dunlea was elected President by the student voters of UCC. Running up against Government student, Bea McCarthy, Ben fought a very popular and eye-catching campaign and in the end managed to scoop up just under 57% of…

UCC Votes ‘Yes’ to Five Referenda

Last Thursday following a long day of counting in the Student Centre, it was discovered that UCC students had voted for ‘yes’ votes in all five referenda during this year’s week of Students’ Union elections. Earlier last week, the University Express’ ‘Straw Poll’ indicated that all five questions posed to students would pass, but it…

European Union Competition Law

The European Union is an economic behemoth. The optimum method of enforcement of EU Competition Law is a widely debated and elusive concept, often at the fore of academic debates. EU Competition Law is governed by articles 101 and 102 of the TFEU and has always been a key issue of the Union. The primary…

UCC Students for Sensible Drug Policy push for ‘Yes’ vote in upcoming Decriminalisation Referendum

UCC’s Students’ Union may be adopting an official stance of support for the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use in Ireland following an upcoming University-wide referendum. The Referendum, campaigned for and achieved by UCC’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy organisation, will ask students whether UCCSU should “actively support and campaign for the decriminalisation of the…

RON Campaign for Comms Election Launched

A campaign has been started by a group of UCC students which ask voters to re-open nominations for the position of Commercial and Communications Officer in the UCC Student Union Election. The position is being contested this year by one candidate, David Condon. A representative of the RON campaign team, who have named the team…