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On the Legitimacy of Israel under International Law

Current affairs editor Hassan Baker met with Professor James Bowen to discuss the conference on Israel and Palestine to be held in UCC. The conference titled ‘International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility’ has been organised by some UCC professors to be held on UCC on the 31st of March to the 2nd of April. Motley met with Professor James Bowen … Continue reading On the Legitimacy of Israel under International Law

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Controversial Student Centre Staff Party

Article written by current affairs editor Hassan Baker.   Recently Motley received a copy of an email sent to the staff at the Student Centre. The email was concerning a staff party that is to be held at the New Bar. The email was an invitation for staff members at the Student Centre to attend the party: “Join us for our Mexican themed staff party … Continue reading Controversial Student Centre Staff Party

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Confessions of a Part-Time Parent

Susan Bradley is living a college lifestyle that doesn’t quite sound like a college lifestyle at all; she describes trying to balance study and raising her little sister. So this is my life now. Running out the door for a class that I’m already late for. And instead of focusing on Spanish verb conjugation, I get to think about the weekend. The weekend – full … Continue reading Confessions of a Part-Time Parent

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I’m Not Sure Where I’m Going and I Don’t Know if That Matters

Jonny O’Mahony opens up about never being fully satisfied with his current situation and the fear that comes with the end of college life I’ll start this by saying that I have all the plans in the world. I like to think that if I continue down the path that I’ve set myself on now, I will accomplish at least some of the goals that … Continue reading I’m Not Sure Where I’m Going and I Don’t Know if That Matters

Syrian internally displaced people walk in the Atme camp, along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, on March 19, 2013. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Law Conference 2016: “Boundaries of Law: Perspectives on the European Refugee Crisis”

Conference Director Darragh Healy gives Motley the lowdown on a refugee orientated law conference ahead of our own Migration November issue This year’s annual UCC Law Society’s Conference will take place on 3rd November 2016. The title of the Conference is “Boundaries of Law: Perspectives on the European Refugee Crisis.” On September 2nd, 2015, the images of the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi, a 3 year … Continue reading Law Conference 2016: “Boundaries of Law: Perspectives on the European Refugee Crisis”

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Budget 17: What It Means For Students

Jennifer Lynch caught up with Annie Hoey , president of The Union of Students in Ireland to get her thoughts on the Budget. Richard Bruton claims he wants to make Ireland the best education and training service in Europe. If this is true then why are this government consistently turning their back on students and young people, the exact demographic that has pulled Ireland out … Continue reading Budget 17: What It Means For Students

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University Rankings: A broken promise to Irish Students?

DEPUTY EDITOR OF CURRENT AFFAIRS FIONA HUGHES DISCUSSES THE RECENT FALL OF IRISH UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD RANKINGS AND OUTLINES THE EFFECT ON STUDENTS “It is hard to imagine that the quality of education and the opportunities received from it would not reflect the work put in by us as students. However, that is looking more and more realistic.” “In the most recent rankings released … Continue reading University Rankings: A broken promise to Irish Students?