Football Teams of Yesteryear

There’s always an interesting dynamic among football fans in Ireland, in that people rarely support their local teams, instead opting to follow a team across the sea in England. You have Liverpool, Man U, Chelsea and Arsenal fans in spades, usually depending on how successful they were when the person in question was a kid….

The Curious Case of Sinn Féin in the Social Media

Robbie Byrne inspects the social media dominance of Sinn Féin and whether it adds up to true political power. Some weeks ago The Guardian posed a simple question: “Does The Sun really speak to more people than Russell Brand?” Many scoffed; it was an absurd question, perhaps the most brainless of the year. The Sun…

UCC accommodating gender discrimination

[dropcap style=boxed]F[/dropcap]ive of a total of 14 empty houses renting through the UCC Accommodation scheme were found to be in breach of the law after advertising exclusively for female tenants the Private Residential Tenants Board (PRTB) confirmed. Michelle Tritschler, a Client Director for the PRTB, stated that “landlords may not discriminate against potential tenants on…

A potted history of the Express

[dropcap style= boxed]A[/dropcap]lthough UCC has an assorted history of student publications, the UCC Express traces its origins back only 17 years. That corresponds to the first ever issue of the University Examiner on the 9th of October 1997, a publication which was founded by Fionnán Sheahan. Sheahan had been the penultimate Editor of the Gazette,…