The Hunt for (Decent and Affordable) Student Accommodation

by Maeve O’Keeffe It’s coming close to that time of year when finding a place to live next year becomes a priority. Scrolling on Daft.ie, ringing landlords, and scrambling to get a group together that you’d (hopefully) be happy to live with become all-consuming. Complacency and a laid-back attitude will get you nowhere. When it…

Gaisce – The President’s Award at UCC 

Ronan Keohane (Student Contributor) and Orla Leahy (News Editor) The University College Cork Gaisce Project, recently established in UCC, has been spearheaded by a number of students, many of whom are Gaisce Awardees. The UCC Gaisce Project’s mission is to promote Gaisce – The President’s Award, and it’s values, to the student body, and to…

COP26’s Legacy in Ireland, 2022

Orla Leahy News Editor In the aftermath of COP26, which constituted the 26th ‘Conference of Parties’ on climate change since 1990, many questioned the level of action that would follow the landmark conference, with UN Secretary-General António Guterres stating that COP is “an important step, but it is not enough.” Ireland has witnessed a number…

A New Era for the Irish Language 

By Orla Leahy, News Editor The 1st of January 2022 marked a significant date for the Irish language, as it reached the end of its derogation period to gain full official and working status in the European Union’s institutions. The derogation period had been in place since 2007, when the language was given official and working…

What #F*CKTHEFEES Has Raised Awareness For 

By Imasha Costa, Editor-In-Chief As a new funding package is due to be published in the month of January, the Government is considering the possibility of the reduction of the 3000 euro student contribution charge that is made by every Irish national student for third level education.  The new funding package is also considering a much…

Returning to Campus: All You Need to Know

By Orla Leahy, News Editor Semester two officially began yesterday, January 17th, and will run for twelve weeks until Friday, the 8th of April. President of UCC, Professor John O’Halloran, emailed all students on Wednesday, January 5th, announcing the official arrangements in place across campus for the semester.  Face-to-face teaching continues, with cohorting again in place…

First Ever Intervarsity Law Summit Launched

By Orla Leahy – News Editor The first ever Intervarsity Law Summit, driven by the University College Cork Law Society, was officially launched on November 5th. The Summit will function as the first collaboration between the seven Law Schools, and Law Societies, in Ireland, and will be the biggest student-driven legal event in the country. UCC…