In Defence of the Gentleman’s game | Rob O’ Sullivan

Film Editor Rob O’Sullivan highlights why cricket doesn’t deserve the stick it gets from an Irish audience… “The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity” said Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Cricket is a game played between two teams of upstanding gentlemen who must wear…

Increase in bike thefts around campus | Stephen Barry

There have been a number of warnings in the past fortnight to students who use bicycles to commute to and from campus. Barrack Street based retailer, the Bike Shed reported that 5 or 6 bikes were stolen in one go on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of October around campus. The Bike Shed…

Eminent Human Rights academic to speak at UCC | Jack Corbett

Professor Brian Burdekin, visiting Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and International Law and a leading international Human Rights authority, is to address the UCC International Relations (IR) Society next Friday. Burdekin, who lectures in the postgraduate programme in the Melbourne University Law School, was Federal Human Rights Commissioner for Australia from…

Duo elected as part-time SU Officers | Elaine Healy Rae

Last week saw the election of both the Postgraduate and International Rights Officers to the Students’ Union in UCC. Both non-sabbatical roles were highly contested, with each competitor working hard to prove why they should be elected to the Union. The Postgraduate elections took place Wednesday last, the 30th of October. Both contenders for the…

News in Brief | Stephen Barry

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…

Jazz festival attracts 40,000 to Leeside | Ellen Desmond

The annual Guinness Jazz Festival started and ended on a high note from the 25th to the 28th of October last, with an estimated 40,000 attending events. A renowned tourist attraction and a much welcomed economic boost for the city to tune of €15m, the ‘Jazz Weekend’ saw Cork bustling with buskers, blues and beer….