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…

WESTLIFE ANNOUNCE DATES FOR PÁIRC UI CHAOIMH

For the first time in history, Ireland’s very own superstars Westlife will perform in Cork’s newly renovated Páirc Ui Chaoimh over two nights in summer 2020. The 28 th and 29 th of August will see the ‘Flying Without Wings’ singers perform in the 45,000-seater GAA grounds. The concert, which was announced in a press release Monday…

Warnings Over Lack of Investment in third-level education

Jim Miley, Director General of the Irish Universities Association (IUA), urged the Oireachtas Committee for Budgetry Oversight that the lack of funding in Irish universities needs to be addressed in the next budget. With growing numbers of students and an increasing demand from employers, the funding situation is only set to become “considerably worse” without a funding increase, he…

Viral “Irish Simpsons Fans” political party is in it for the long haul

Irish Simpsons Fans was a meme page created in 2016, known for posting tongue-in-cheek memes about Irish issues. However, the popular social media phenomenon has been sprung into the spotlight this week by the creation of the Irish Simpsons Fans Party— a satirical political party that suddenly went viral this week, with international coverage. Most find the…

Calls For UCC To Take Stance On Vaping

Following University of Limerick’s President Dr Des Fitzgerald’s announcement that vaping on campus will banned , people in the UCC community are calling out for a similar action to be carried out, to restrict the usage of the addictive devices. The announcement came following Dr Fitzgerald, a professor of molecular medicine’s view that vaping was…

UCC Celebrate Works Award

This year many students from University College Cork benefited from the UCC Works Award, and some were recently awarded for their achievements from the last academic year. The UCC Works Award is a professional skills development programme, and demonstrates that you have engaged in, and developed professional skills through extra-curricular activities and work experience, all of which…