FINE Gael Senator Deirdre Clune is today (Wednesday) welcoming a new loan scheme which has been introduced to help UCC students fund the cost of their education. The Bank of Ireland loan is available for undergraduate students. Parents or guardians of undergraduate students can apply for the loan over a period of up to eight years. [Read more...]
YFG will be present on campus all week taking signatures for a petition to be presented to the Government.
UCC Young Fine Gael Chairperson Tadhg O’Donovan said, “Gender quotas are undemocratic and suggest that females should be given preference to other candidates because of their gender and not based on their skills, experience or intelligence.
Labour Youth Members from around the country will gather to vote on their policy agenda for the forthcoming year.
Motions include topics such as the banking crisis, taxation policy, and the reserve defence forces. Delegates will also elect a new national executive.
“St Michael’s House – was established when a mother, unable to get a place in a school for her son who had Down Syndrome, decided to try to set up an association for parents of children with special educational needs.
MINISTER for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock has launched a high-tech spinout InfiniLED Ltd at Tyndall National Institute, UCC.
InfiniLED is commercialising a new generation of LED technology, which significantly extends the battery life for portable devices such as cameras, mobile phones and laptops as well as for various medical and analytical instrumentation by producing more usable light, using less energy.
Speaking at the launch Minister Sherlock praised the effective use of research and development investment in the creation of this new high-tech business.
CORK South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has called for UCC to recognise and respond to the upset and distress caused to Roman Catholics and other Christians by the art exhibition “Our Lady and Other Queer Santas”.
Deputy Buttimer said that UCC should afford those opposed to or offended by the exhibition an opportunity to simultaneously offer a counter point of view in the same exhibition space.
The exhibition by Alma Lopez is due to open on June 23rd and is to run concurrently with a conference hosted by the Mexican Studies Centre.
DAVID McCarthy who is standing as an Independent in Cork South Central and who launched a new movement the “Independent Alliance for Change” last week in Cork has joined UCC student union President Keith O’Brien in the call for a Friday election to better allow students exercise their franchise.
McCarthy himself a former president of UCC student union said, “We now know that the election will happen within the next 30 days with February 18th and 25th the most likely dates. This election is crucial for the future of our country and it is very important that our young voters are facilitated in every way possible to cast their ballot.