UCC Springboard Courses Re-Energise Careers

Graduates of the Springboard+ adult education course have their lives “transformed” by the skills and expertise they acquire over their year-long programme, according to Dr Séamus Ó Tuama, Director of Adult Continuing Education at UCC. Dr Ó Tuama says the Springboard+ initiative has helped countless people restart or re-energise their careers. “I have seen graduates […]

President Trump and the new face of democracy in America

“Political pundits shocked and alarmed by Trump’s victory have suggested it spells the beginning of the end of Western democracy. I believe, instead, that it marks the opening of a new chapter characterised by both enormous risk and possibility,” according to Dr. Laurence Davis, College Lecturer in Government, UCC, in his op-ed

Public invited to star-gaze into the future of Ireland and Europe

UCC seeks to recruit 40 people to share their views on how they would like Ireland and Europe to develop over the next 20-30 years. In December 2015 and January 2016 over a 1,000 people around Europe will meet to articulate their vision for the future of their country and Europe.  UCC is part of […]

Irish economic development Since 1970: A story of serial under-achievement By Eoin O’Leary

In a newly published book Dr Eoin O’Leary, School of Economics, UCC argues that serial under-achievement best describes Ireland’s progress in terms of economic development since 1970.  Ireland’s performance for 4 of the last 5 decades has been mediocre at best, with the Celtic Tiger period being the exception.  According to the author, “the Irish […]