#UCCVotes – Frahill elected Council Chair

In the final direct election to the UCC Students’ Union executive of the academic year, current CACSSS Rep (College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences) Aaron Frahill was elected as the Chair of UCC Student Council by those in attendance in Boole One last night. Frahill was opposed, on the night, by former CACSSS Rep…

#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…

Presidential Result Appealed – #UCCVotes

We have just learned that the result of the presidential race in the recent Students’ Union elections has officially been appealed. The result, which was arrived upon after four counts, including one the following day, has proved controversial for many reasons. On the night of the count, at around 2am and after three counts, the…

#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…

#UCCVotes Candidate Interviews

President Deputy President & Campaigns Officer VP for Commercial & Communications (Comms Officer) VP for Education (Education Officer) For a full playlist of these videos, you can click this link. These interviews were recorded on Thursday, March 2nd. At the time of recording we did not know who the Welfare Officer candidates were, as their…

#UCCVotes Survey – Irish Unity Referendum

On March 6th & 7th UCC Students’ Union, in response to a student petition signed by around 1000 UCC students, will hold a referendum to decide their position on Irish Unity. The question put to students will be to decide the Students’ Union’s position on a United Ireland. The referendum is supported by several political…

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…