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 […]

Powerful campaign by UCC students calls for the 8th Amendment to be repealed

Report: Motley Staff This Tuesday, April 12th 2016, UCC Students’ Union (UCCSU) launched the ‘Citizens of the 8th’ campaign to call on the government to repeal the 8th Amendment of Bunreacht na hÉireann by highlighting the impact that it has on Irish women. The campaign aims to call attention to the State’s negligence in protecting the […]

UCC the big winners at National Student Media Awards

Report: Motley Staff The 2016 National Student Media Awards took place last week in the Aviva Stadium. The event, sponsored by KBC and organised annually by, was attended by more than 400 third level students, lecturers and Irish media professionals. For the first time in the history of the awards, University College Cork was the […]

Lord Mayor launches ‘What’s in the Powder?’ campaign aimed at student population

Report: Motley Staff The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Criona Ni Dhalaigh, today launched a campaign urging students to think about drug use, and in particular about drugs sold in powder form. The ‘What’s in the Powder?’ campaign is the result of a collaboration between three Dublin universities – DIT, TCD, and UCD and the Ana Liffey Drug Project. Resources created […]

Laura Harmon launches Seanad campaign in UCC

Motley Staff Former USI President and University College Cork graduate Laura Harmon launched her Cork Seanad campaign in UCC this morning. Speakers in attendance at the launch were Dr Conor O’ Mahony, UCC Law Lecturer and Dr Fiona Buckley, UCC Government Department, who gave their support to Harmon. Harmon is running as an independent candidate for the NUI […]

The Hateful Eighth

Following the recent General Election, Eoghan Scott speaks with Dr Mary Favier, Cork GP and Doctors for Choice advocate, about the possibility of a future Irish referendum on the 8th amendment. On Saturday 27th February, the “Munster Rally for Life” took off from Grand Parade in Cork City. To counteract this demonstration, the Cork Women’s […]