UCD SU President Katie Ascough Impeached

After two days of voting, in what had become a highly anticipated referendum, UCD Students’ Union president Katie Ascough has been impeached, as the ‘yes to impeachment’ campaign won out, gathering approximately 69% of the 6611 votes cast. Voting began on Wednesday the 25th of October and ended at 8pm on Thursday the 26th. The…

Storm Ophelia Hits UCC

Late in the evening of Sunday 15th October UCC students received emails and texts from the university, alerting them to the status red weather warning put in place by Met Éireann for the following day regarding the then-Hurricane Ophelia. Soon after, it was announced that schools and colleges across the country, including UCC, would be…

Students Waiting Up To 6 Weeks for Counselling Services

On October 10th thousands of Irish people took to social media to post inspirational stories, quotes, and valuable contact details in celebration of World Mental Health Day. In the demanding grind of college students, in particular, are facing increased challenges with regards to their mental health. Depression, anxiety, substance misuse and suicidal behaviour are all…

UCC Launch Historic Investment Plan

Early last week UCC unveiled an exciting €350m investment plan. The project is going to take place over the next five years, and is aiming to create 500 new jobs in the construction industry for Cork. Professor Patrick O’Shea, President of UCC, outlined the key aspects of this landmark project, as well as explaining the…

Around the Universities – October 15th

Trinity College Dublin Trinity celebrated the 425 year anniversary of its founding recently, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar giving the opening address. University College Dublin The petition to impeach UCD’s Student Union President, Katie Ascough, has been rejected by the Union’s Returning Officer because of the absence of a signature section. The petitioner’s organisers have regrouped,…

Thousands of Students in Attendance at Dublin March for Choice

In the first large-scale demonstration since a timeframe for an abortion referendum was announced, approximately 40,000 people gathered in the streets of Dublin as part of a march organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) on Saturday October 1st to demand the repeal of Ireland’s controversial Eighth Amendment of Bunreacht na hÉireann. The timescale set…