Cork Music Community Unite For Sexual Violence Centre Fundraiser

Cork’s music community are rallying together to show solidarity and support to victims of sexual violence by organising a huge fundraising event for the SexualViolence Centre Cork (SVCC), taking place at the newly renovated Cyprus Avenue, on Sunday 23rd December. In light of the recent Court case involving a 17 year old victim’s underwear being used an ‘asking for it’ defence…

An Open Letter To The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland #Employeesnotstudents

The following is an open letter to the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, Ireland’s Pharmacy Regulator, written by 4th-year pharmacy students in Cork and across the country. It comes following the restructuring of Ireland’s pharmacy courses. The new course structure involves a five-year integrated masters programme under one of the three schools of pharmacy in Ireland –…

Cork rape case draws international condemnation and the Irish judicial system into disrepute

The recent Cork rape case has brought the Irish judicial system into disrepute and drawn condemnation internationally, after defence counsel for a 27-year-old man accused of rape, Elizabeth O’Connell SC, requested the jury court to consider that the 17-year-old female claimant was wearing a “thong with a lace front” when considering their verdict. The case…

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…

Poems For The Homeless 2018: Cork’s wordsmiths come out in droves to raise funds for Cork Simon

Last Saturday saw the culmination of months of hard work come to fruition for the UCC Simon Society and many of Cork’s most esteemed poets, spoken word artists, rappers and musicians. Poems For The Homeless, an initiative of UCC Simon Society’s chairperson, Étáin Collins, local artists Stanley Notte and Ciarán MacCartain and myself, Matthew Moynihan,…

UCC Emergency Care Society Launch Ireland’s First Student-Led Community First Responders Group

The UCC Emergency Care Society last week announced the launch of the country’s very first student-run and student-led community first responders team. The launch comes as part of a collaboration between the Emergency Care Society, the Student’s Union, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and the National Ambulance Service. Community First Responders (CFR) teams are a…