Should UCC Students’ Union campaign to repeal the 8th amendment?

Words: Motley Staff Earlier this month, UCC’s Students’ Union received a petition from over five hundred students calling for a campus wide referendum concerning the 8th amendment. On the 23rd and 24th of November, all students of University College Cork will have the opportunity to vote. This referendum will ask if UCC’s Students’ Union should […]

What A Consent Class Looks Like

Amy O’Callaghan defends the worthiness of introducing consent classes in Irish Universities There’s a big conversation happening around the issue of consent at the moment, and rightly so. It finally appears as if the horrendous cycle of rape culture is being discussed in an effective matter by raising awareness of how “no” means “no.” It’s […]

Commercial Court Rules in Favour of UCC

Report: Motley Staff The Commercial Court (Mr Justice Barrett) has today ruled in favour of University College Cork in the action it brought for the benefit of Aviva against the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) for compensation for the flood damage to its property following the extensive flooding of Cork City in November 2009, which infamously […]

USI launch pre-Budget submission

Report: Motley Staff The Union of Students in Ireland launched its pre-budget submission earlier today in Buswells Hotel, Dublin. The focus of the submission was predominantly focused on the most vulnerable of students in third level education. Speaking in advance of the launch, USI President Kevin Donoghue said: “Successive austerity budgets have had a severe […]

Get to know your Students’ Union

By Dion Davis A students’ union is the body that represents students of a university and acts on their behalf in matters of interest. For incoming first years, a student union that actually represents your interests in the college might seem a mile away from the representation you received in secondary school. These guys and […]