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…

UCC REACT Programme Receives Honorary Award

Alongside ten other third level institutions, UCC staff and students were awarded at DCU for an Inaugural ceremony on August 28 th due to their efforts in reducing the harm experienced by students from excessive alcohol consumption. The awards were presented by Minister for State for higher education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, and Dr Michael Byrne,…