UCC students support rail strike

Today marks the second day of industrial action by Irish Rail over pay rise claims. From 9am onwards, a group of Irish Rail workers affiliated with SIPTU and NBRU [National Bus and Rail Union] gathered in front of Cork’s Kent Station as part of a nationwide strike. Speaking to the UCC Express, a spokesperson from…

Shit in a Sink: Stories from Waitressing

Being a waitress is hard. Bratty customers, long hours, shit pay, stressed-out managers… Personally, I believe the experience of working in the service industry is as important as formal education. Coming out of a waitressing job gives you that strong sense of sympathy, so that when one day you’re sitting in a restaurant as a…

Express Interviews: Mairia Cahill

Brian Conmy interviews Mairia Cahill about her public allegations against senior members of the IRA, her life over the past year and her Seanad bid Last year Mairia Cahill was kind enough to speak to the UCC Express about the experiences that brought her to public prominence. In that interview Mairia characterised her abuse as…