Mental Health & Universities

Mental health is the big elephant in the room in Irish society. We don’t talk about it, even though 1 in 4 of us will suffer mental health difficulties within our lifetime. Our mental health services are woefully underfunded (even in UCC) and the topic of improving those services was barely a blip on the…

Rebels Rising?

Cork vs. Mayo: Pairc Uí Rínn, 31st January 2016, Attendance: 4,649 Under the grey January Skies, the 2016 Allianz National Leagues kicked off this weekend with Cork hosting Mayo at Pairc Uí Rínn. Following on from 2015, both teams came into it under much different circumstances. With the hurt of 2013, 2014, and 2015 still…

General Election 2016 – Cork Constituency Profiles

With the next General Election being expected to be announced soon, UCC Express Staff Writer & Political Activist Stephen Spillane writes in-detail about each of the constituencies in Cork and who he expects to win *Denotes sitting TD, **Denotes sitting Senator Cork East (4 Seats) Candidates: Barbara Ahern (FF), Tom Barry (FG)*, Paul Bradford (RN)**,…

Cork: The New Amsterdam?

It appears that Cork is catching up with her European neighbours. Cyclists, once a rare species in the city centre, are now a common sight. With the advent of the Coke Zero bike scheme, Cork city centre has seen a massive increase in cyclists. As a result of this increased bike traffic, new cycle lanes…

Cork’s Rising Music Stars

Based on our cover interview with Gavin Dunne, we decided to take a look at the ones to watch on the Cork music scene. Philip Hayden and Zoe Fitzpatrick give us the lowdown on their top three Cork acts. THE ALTERED HOURS: Combining sixties psychedelic rock with driving post-punk rhythms and old-school shoegaze, The Altered…

Cork Ladies Lift Brendan Martin Cup

Last Sunday marked a monumental day for sport as the Cork ladies footballers recorded their fifth All-Ireland title in as many years. The Rebelettes won out 0-12 to Dublin’s 0-10 in a tightly contested encounter at Croke Park as they managed to hold off a late Dublin search for a goal to retain their two…

Indie Cork Film Festival

Every once in a while we can get a little tired of the big budget blockbusters, franchise ruining sequels and (my own personal pet peeve) unfaithful novel-film adaptations which always seem to grace our screens. Sometimes we just need to be reminded what a great art form it is. There is truly no better place…

Déjà-vu as neighbours prepare to renew intense rivalry

Stephen Barry fter a 2013 championship which was heralded as the start of a newly egalitarian era for hurling, this year’s incarnation has reverted to type with a pairing no less traditional than Tipperary and Kilkenny set to face off once again for All-Ireland glory. Clare may have broken Kilkenny, Cork and Tipperary’s collective stranglehold…

The rookie’s guide to Cork

Laura Flaherty irst off, welcome to UCC – congratulations on getting this far! Now that you’re here, here are a few need to know things about life in Cork City. Those used to finer dining are best off adjusting their palettes or emptying their bank balance. Firstly, living the student lifestyle means saving as much…