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?

Brexit – A Blessing In Disguise for UCC Students?

Motley’s Editor-in-chief, Eoin McSweeney, examines what Brexit means for Ireland and it’s youngest and brightest It looked like David Cameron had steered the ship to safety. His promise to lead his crew to new heights of prosperity was becoming a reality and his gamble had paid off. His and the UK’s destination could be seen on the horizon; continued economic growth and stability within his … Continue reading Brexit – A Blessing In Disguise for UCC Students?

Who’s Lives Matter?

With #BlackLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter, #PoliceLivesMatter, it’s become hard to gauge what lives matter, and what lives are worth trash. Of course unless a title like Black Lives Matter isn’t suppressing other non-black lives, but rather bringing attention to some dilemma that needs to be solved. As seen by the other two twitter hashtags some people are opposed to the cause. So what is the cause? The … Continue reading Who’s Lives Matter?

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

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 panel in the upcoming Seanad Éireann elections. Harmon states that … Continue reading Laura Harmon launches Seanad campaign in UCC

A #SE16 Masterclass

Dion Davis gives a quick political seminar on how the Seanad elections will work. The General Election has come and gone, and although we are still unsure of the outcome for a possible government, the show must go on – Seanad elections are commencing.   Seanad Éireann elections seem long and complicated, however, this is not the case; they’re actually more accurate and quite straightforward. … Continue reading A #SE16 Masterclass