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?

Orchard Thieves? A Bite into the Apple Tax Case

Editor-in-Chief, Eoin McSweeney explains the recent EU Commission decision on Apple’s tax arrangements with Ireland and explores the Government’s options   “It’s an odd one, because the Irish Government has paid almost €300,000 in legal fees to stop the EU Commission ordering Apple to pay the Irish Government billions.” A ruling on Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland was made public by The European Commission this … Continue reading Orchard Thieves? A Bite into the Apple Tax Case

Finding Freshers – A Struggle to Fit Within the College Jigsaw

Originally written during this year’s Freshers Week, Eli Dolliver writes about the struggle that may happen at any time during the college experience Everyone knows that Freshers Week is meant to be a time of great celebration and new beginnings; a time of welcome and adventure for new students. And for a lot of students, it is. There’s free ice cream, free coffee, free condoms, and free … Continue reading Finding Freshers – A Struggle to Fit Within the College Jigsaw

Climate Change: Science, Horrors and Policy

HASSAN BAKER SPEAKS TO PROF. JOHN SODEAU, AN ATMOSPHERIC CHEMIST FROM THE CENTRE FOR RESEARCH INTO ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY (CRAC) IN UCC. “As well as the predictable signs of climate change, there seem to be more unpredictable effects; “Some of these sound like scare mongering crazy science fiction…” Climate change has stopped being that boring thing Al Gore likes to rant about and has become the … Continue reading Climate Change: Science, Horrors and Policy

The Cassells Report; A clear solution to the problem of Third Level Funding?

Fiona Hughes spoke with USI President Annie Hoey about what Cassells Report means and how it effects UCC students. Since the economic crisis, state funding for Third Level Education has dropped from 84% to 64%. Although the majority are making ends meet, at least five colleges are now running deficits and are in danger of failing to meet agreed targets on financial stability. To compensate … Continue reading The Cassells Report; A clear solution to the problem of Third Level Funding?

No Old Bar, No Holds Barred – Motley Opinion

This article has been updated in response to new information provided by the UCC SU president. Yesterday, the UCC Students Union revealed a press release that marked the public announcement of the closure of the Old Bar, and the start of a campaign by UCCSU, the Societies Guild and the Clubs Executive, in opposition to the closure. The press release referred to an open letter sent … Continue reading No Old Bar, No Holds Barred – Motley Opinion