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….

Mature students call for common sense | Robert O’ Sullivan

Last Thursday, mature students held a demonstration in the Mature Students’ Common Room to raise awareness about what they see as unsuitable conditions. The current space, located in the Windle Building, can hold approximately 30 people, yet there can be as many as 60 students in the room at times according to users. There had…