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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 too much water in too short a time period from the ESB-owned Inniscarra Dam on November 19th. UCC says 30 acres of its 80-acre campus were submerged with significant damage done to the Western Gateway Building, Tyndall, Glucksman Gallery and Mardyke Arena. The ESB deny the claim retorting that the affected buildings were constructed on a flood plain and UCC failed to take adequate measures to protect them.

Mental Health Week on campus this week

Mental Health Week takes place this week. The annual awareness-raising week is organised by the Students’ Union and features events and campaigns between societies and the SU. Recently UCC was awarded the Amber Flag by Cork-based organisation, Suicide Aware, in recognition of the University’s excellent standards of mental health promotion.

Caulfield tipped for City role

UCC Soccer manager John Caulfield is the front-runner to become the new manager of Cork City FC. The former-striker holds the club record for most appearances and the joint-record for most goals and would replace Tommy Dunne, who was sacked in August. City finished sixth in the League of Ireland last season but are expected to lose some of their big-name players in the coming weeks. Last season Caulfield managed the students to the Collingwood Cup final, where they lost to UCD, and a second place finish in the Munster Senior League Premier Division. They are currently fifth, three games into the new season.

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