Mayor of Belfast delivers lecture in move to deepen connections with Cork

Irish Times Photography Councillor John Finucane, Lord Mayor of Belfast, gave a public lecture— Belfast: A Brexit Perspective— as part of the Jean Monnet Lecture series, in UCC’s Centre for Executive Education on October 24th. “All parties on [Belfast City Council], irrespective of their view of a reunified Ireland, are of one mind in their…

Fine Gael Criticised after MEPs Vote Against Migrant Rescue Efforts

The European Parliament rejected an EU resolution to increase search and rescue operations of migrants in the Mediterranean. The resolution called on member states to “enhance proactive search and rescue operations by providing sufficient vessels and equipment specifically dedicated to search and rescue operations and personnel, along the routes where they can make an effective…

Scientists in Cork Discover Aspirin-Ulcer Cure

A new study followed out by APC Microbiome Ireland in Cork has shown that bifidobacteria, which is found in the guts of newborns, can prevent and heal ulcers caused by the painkiller aspirin, despite declining as age occurs. This is a continuation of a previous study, which found the same bacteria could be found to produce a protective…

Lecturer Profile: Dr Vittorio Bufacchi

The more you impeach him, the more they’ll come out and vote. Which is why I think he’ll be re-elected. Dr. Vittorio Buffacchi is a senior lecturer of political philosophy at UCC, researching the political philosophy of issues such as social justice, inequality, and democracy. However, Dr. Buffacchi is also a prolific writer, writing for RTE, the…

Tyre Safety Day: Is it time to ‘get a grip’?

Motorists were urged by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to check their tyres as part of ‘tyre safety day’, which took place on Wednesday 9 th October as part of Irish Road Safety Week. The reminder came from the collaboration with the RSA, An Garda Siochána and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA). Motorists can call in to…

€10 million given to UCC for vegan food research

Between the European Commission (€8.2m) and its industry partners (€1.4m), UCC has been granted €9.6 million for research to investigate the use of by-products from crops such as grain, barley and wheat, which are often left wasted after the production of foods like pasta, bread, and beer. They plan to re-use these by-products for the creation of new…

UCC marches in solidarity with thousands of climate strikers

Hundreds of UCC students and staff met at the quad at 11:30 on Friday 20 September, listening to a speech by UCC’s deputy president John O’Halloran before joining the school climate strike on Grand Parade. Last week’s strike for climate, which saw an estimated 15,000 people march through Cork City, called on more direct action from the government…

One-third of students rely on parents for contribution fee, says Bank of Ireland study

According to a survey run by the Bank of Ireland, about 36% of students rely on their parents to cover their student contribution fee. About 65% live at home with their parents while at univeristy, with 24% of students needing parents to pay for transport. Held in August 2019 with 550 respondents, the Bank of Ireland commissioned…