“Everything you never knew you were looking for:” A Conversation with the Forever Reverent Happyalone.

Motley’s Emer Walsh talks with Cork’s new-age music-making trio Happyalone about the release of their new single “Gut,” life after lockdown, and the power of wine when speed-writing songs.    “It’s a clusterf**ck of juicy vibrations,” – This is how 24-year-old lead vocalist and guitar player Baxter describes the sound of Happyalone.  Formed in early 2017, […]

UCC Student Union Elections: Voter Turn-Out of 12% Reflects Growing Indifference in Student Union Representatives and Complacency in the Face of Competition.

Following significantly low voter turnout nationwide in Student Union Elections, Motley Editor Emer Walsh investigates why this is the case and how to enable further engagement as we migrate into a post-Covid era. Following the results of the UCCSU elections that took place on Wednesday, the 23rd of March, reigning student president Asha Woodhouse secured […]

UCCSU Spotlight: Education Officer Candidate, Stephen O’Riordan

By Emer Walsh Currently in his fourth year of a BSc in Applied Maths and Physics, former School of Science, Engineering and Food Science Representative and Council Chair of the UCC Student Union, Stephen O’riordan is running to be the Student Union’s Education Officer for the 2022/23 Academic year, the only full-time role being contested […]

UCCSU Election Analysis: Straw Poll Result

Results and analysis by  Méabh Lonergan. YOUR PREDICTED SU EXEC FOR 2022/23: Asha Woodhouse (President), Stephen O’Riordan (Education), Alannah O’Connor (Welfare), Sam Galvin (Commercial and Fundraising), Mary O’Connell (Ents), Sinéad Roche (Communications and Engagement), Íseult Ní Fhoighil (Gaeilge agus Cultúir), Kacper Pilarek (Equality and Diversity), Natasha Sutton (Environmental and Sustainability), Alex Angland (SEFS), Izabelle Dullin […]

UCC Spotlights: Commercial and Fundraising Officer Candidate, Sam Galvin

By John Hunter. Commercial and Fundraising Officer – The Unopposed Sam Galvin.According to the bio current Commercial and Fundraising Officer Siobhán Murphy, the holder of this position is “responsible for working with businesses both local and further afield, making sure that students are getting as many deals as possible, and bringing in revenue for the […]

UCC Spotlight: Welfare Officer Candidate, Alannah O’Connor

By Stephen Moynihan. Alannah O’Connor is the sole candidate for the position of Welfare Officer in the 2022 Students’ Union Elections. Alannah is currently the Gender Equality Representative on the SU’s Equality Working Group.   Alannah’s top aim for the year, should she be elected, is to set up a web resource to help people […]