Mushrooms in Folklore and Fairytales

Contributing writer Jessica Anne Rose explores the wonderful world of mushrooms in Irish mythology, literature and the cottagecore aesthetic. In many illustrations of mythical creatures such as fairies, you will often find red and white speckled mushrooms accompanying them. This easily identifiable ‘fly agaric’ mushroom has made its way into mainstream fashion thanks to the […]

The Gospel According to Shiitake

Contributing writer Seán Dunne discusses the wonders of fungi and why mushrooms are the future.   I once had a friend who told me that mushrooms were the future. It seemed like such an unlikely thing to say that I started saying it myself. Through the open corridors of life I screamed and screamed and […]

The Divided States of America

Sam Golden discusses the nature of the US’s relationship with borders- from state lines, to city limits to the upper echelons of the Supreme Court. Border is a term that is as controversial as it is ambiguous. From our own historical issues with the term on the isle of Éire to hundreds of disputes of […]

Rí Séarlas III: Bás na Monarcachta sa Tuaisceart?

Scríobhainn Édith de Faoite, an t-Eagarthóir Tuairimíochta, faoin ionadh, brón agus céiliúradh a bhain le bás Eibhlís II.   Is minic a fheicim rudaí a chuireann ionadh orm, ach nuair a chonaic mé físeán ar Twitter le Michelle O’ Neill agus an nuacheaptha Rí Séarlas III, thóg sé soicind dom an íomha a chreidiúnt. An […]

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 […]