Transparency the key for Deputy Presidential candidates | Audrey Ellard Walsh

The only race in which a female is guaranteed a position, Deputy President/ Campaigns Officer election sees two seasoned candidates competing against each other. This is Annie Hoey’s second run for the role as she opposes current Entertainments Officer Aisling O’Hagan.     Annie put her question to Aisling first asking what she specifically plans on doing…

“Practical reality” the issue in heated education debate | Audrey Ellard Walsh

In contrast to the amicable debates between other candidates, Peter Kiernan-McCarthy and Gavin Lynch Frahill took full opportunity to question each other and rebut.     A particular area of contention was sparked by Kiernan-McCarthy’s opening question relating to Lynch-Frahill’s manifesto promise to work to abolish 100% exams, favouring higher accreditation for essays, group projects and other…

UCD Students vote ‘NO’ to USI | Audrey Ellard Walsh

The Express can report that at 1.14pm today UCD students voted “No” to reaffilliation to the National Students Union, USI. The referendum, which saw 2766 votes cast, was defeated 63% to 37%. John McGahon, a representative of the “No to USI campaign”, outlined the frustrations conveyed by students to them during a five week campaign…

Nominations Open for UCCSU Elections 2013 | Siobhán O’Callaghan

Nominations for the forthcoming UCC Students’ Union elections have now opened. Nomination forms-which were accepted from 09:30am yesterday-are to be submitted no later that this coming Friday, March 1st. The five sabbatical (i.e. paid, full time) positions of President, Deputy President/Campaigns Communications and Commercial Officer, Education Officer and Welfare Officer are up for election as…

Israeli Journalist set to dispel the myths | Tommie Grant

Celebrated Israeli author Ben Dror Yemini is to address the UCC Philosophical and International Relations societies regarding the misconceptions of Israeli-Arab relations. The talk will take place this Tuesday, February 26th, at 6pm in Kane G.18.      Considering Mr Yemini’s wide-ranging education and work history, this is sure to make for a fascinating talk; likely…