#UCCVotes 2017/18 – Full Results

With an approximate 30% increase in turnout, and a 1/3rd increase in amount of candidates, this round of UCC Students’ Union elections became a hectic time, particularly for the candidates, their teams, the people in the count, and the poor journos trying to cover all the chaos. The increased turnout & candidate levels meant that the…

#UCCVotes – Hustings Reports

The Students’ Union elections will take place this year on March 6th & 7th, with students having 33 candidates to choose from. They are as follows: President: Breathnach, Séamus Cahill, Tommy Collopy, Eoin Conway, Thomas Hayes, Alan Deputy President & Campaigns: Coyle, Kelly Meighan, Liam Education Officer: Frahill, Aaron O’Brien, Alice Welfare Officer: Connery, Niamh…

#UCCVotes Controversy Comes to an End

The saga that was ‘#UCCVotes 2017’ have finally come to a close, as Presidential candidate Art Kelleher has dropped his appeal with the returning officer. Mr.Kelleher, who lost to President-elect Martin Scally by six votes after one count and three recounts, had appealed the result on the grounds that some students had been turned away…

#UCC Votes Results (So far)

A majority of the UCC Students’ Union Executive have today (or yesterday, by the time you’re reading this) been elected; all of the College Reps and Non-Sabbatical officers have been elected, as well as a majority of Sabbats. The race to be UCCSU’s next President, however, will go into a second day of counts, as…

UCC Graduates Elected to USI

Three UCC graduates were elected to the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Executive at USI’s annual Congress. Annie Hoey, Daniel Waugh & Cian Power, who all served on the national union last year, sought re-election this year: Ms.Hoey, having been the Vice-President for Equality & Citizenship for the last two years, ran for the…

Manifesto Breakdown – Keep Your SU Accountable

Earlier this month we saw the election of the incoming Student Union for the academic year 2016/17. Some of you won’t be around for the next year but most will, as such the Express has decided to print a breakdown of the elected candidate’s manifestos. To highlight some of the main talking points of these manifestos…