Students’ Union President Impersonated on Live Radio

UCC’s Student Union president, Alan Hayes, has confirmed that the man who called Cork’s 96fm Opinion Line radio show on Friday February 15th was not, in fact, him despite claiming to be. Hayes clarified the situation in a tweet sent from the @UCCSUPresident account. He noted that that the caller ‘He passed inaccurate remarks about…

UCC Welcomes New President: Patrick O’Shea

UCC welcomed a new university president in February 2017, Professor Patrick O’Shea, who replaced Dr Michael Murphy following a ten-year stint in the prestigious role. Professor O’Shea, the fifteenth President of UCC, graduated with a degree in physics from the university, and went on to become Vice President and Chief Research Officer at the University…

Outgoing UCC President comments on the influence of industry and on his own record.

UCC’s outgoing President Dr. Michael Murphy has claimed Businesses and industry have too great an influence on Ireland’s research agenda. Murphy believes that the sector has become over-represented on bodies which award funding, which in-turn decides which disciplines should be prioritised when It comes to higher education research. However, Murphy said he wishes to see…

Around the Colleges | Heather Steele

TCDSU President survives impeachment vote Students of Trinity College have voted against impeaching their Students’ Union President, Tom Lenihan. 1,643 of the 2,730 valid ballots (60.18%) said he should not be removed from the position. Lenihan will return to his position immediately from his leave of absence. On the result of the vote Lenihan said…