Around the Colleges | Heather Steele

TCDSU President survives impeachment vote Students of Trinity College have voted against impeaching their Students’ Union President, Tom Lenihan. 1,643 of the 2,730 valid ballots (60.18%) said he should not be removed from the position. Lenihan will return to his position immediately from his leave of absence. On the result of the vote Lenihan said…

Media a hot topic for college conferences | Grace O’Sullivan

The 13th Annual Law Conference is set to take place in the coming fortnight, with its subject being The Changing Landscape of Media Law. The Conference is conducted by a number of legal professionals, and prominent members of the public sphere – with a vested interest, and wide range of experience in Media Law. Supported…

Increase in bike thefts around campus | Stephen Barry

There have been a number of warnings in the past fortnight to students who use bicycles to commute to and from campus. Barrack Street based retailer, the Bike Shed reported that 5 or 6 bikes were stolen in one go on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of October around campus. The Bike Shed…

Eminent Human Rights academic to speak at UCC | Jack Corbett

Professor Brian Burdekin, visiting Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and International Law and a leading international Human Rights authority, is to address the UCC International Relations (IR) Society next Friday. Burdekin, who lectures in the postgraduate programme in the Melbourne University Law School, was Federal Human Rights Commissioner for Australia from…

Duo elected as part-time SU Officers | Elaine Healy Rae

Last week saw the election of both the Postgraduate and International Rights Officers to the Students’ Union in UCC. Both non-sabbatical roles were highly contested, with each competitor working hard to prove why they should be elected to the Union. The Postgraduate elections took place Wednesday last, the 30th of October. Both contenders for the…

News in Brief | Stephen Barry

UCC advance lawsuit against ESB The case brought by UCC against the ESB for flood damage caused to its buildings will be heard next summer. The damage was caused in November 2009 during exceptionally heavy flooding in Cork city that month. UCC is seeking €18m in compensation, claiming that ESB was acted negligently by releasing…

Tyndall to help create 100 new jobs per annum | Stephen Barry

Tyndall National Institute’s new 5-year strategic plan outlined the UCC research centre’s aim to help create 500 new jobs by 2018. These jobs will come in high-tech start-ups, foreign multinationals coming to Ireland and already established Irish companies. The plans were unveiled by Minister for Jobs, Research and Innovation Richard Bruton, who used Tyndall as…

Jazz festival attracts 40,000 to Leeside | Ellen Desmond

The annual Guinness Jazz Festival started and ended on a high note from the 25th to the 28th of October last, with an estimated 40,000 attending events. A renowned tourist attraction and a much welcomed economic boost for the city to tune of €15m, the ‘Jazz Weekend’ saw Cork bustling with buskers, blues and beer….

Mature students call for common sense | Robert O’ Sullivan

Last Thursday, mature students held a demonstration in the Mature Students’ Common Room to raise awareness about what they see as unsuitable conditions. The current space, located in the Windle Building, can hold approximately 30 people, yet there can be as many as 60 students in the room at times according to users. There had…