Niamh McCarthy: Gold Medallist 2018

It’s not every day that you get to meet a gold medallist but perhaps even rarer to meet someone with the persona of Niamh McCarthy. Wearing silver sandals with purple toenails and fingernails to match, the most obvious feature of Niamh instead becomes the least. With a beaming smile etched across her face and a…

Niamh McCarthy: Gold Medallist 2018

Cork is known for many things but particularly for having sporting gods. Roy Keane, Sonia O’Sulivan, Christy Ring and many more. In 2016 the O’Donovan brothers became world-renowned during the Rio Olympics, but someone equally as quirky as the two siblings is another Corkonian, Niamh McCarthy. The former UCC student also rose to stardom in…

Ditch the Disposables

Approximately 4,500 reusable cups have been distributed to incoming first year students during orientation in a further bid to emphasise UCC’s commitment to having an environmental friendly campus. In recent times, certain measures have been implemented in order to encourage students and staff alike to be more prudent when it comes to their attitude towards…

I Forgot How to Write…Again.

Breathe it in, that September air, the smell of freshly cut grass, coffee and…. umm…. vodka. For many of you, the latter is all you would have smelled over the past couple of weeks but guess what sister, it’s now time to smell that coffee! It’s been a sunny summer for once but now that…

#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…