24/06/2020 – 06:10
By Eoin English
President of CIT Dr Barry O’Connor speaking at the turning of the sod on the new CIT/MTU Arena. Picture Darragh Kane
Arrests and charges could help put a stop to some of the lockdown house party activity that has been blighting communities near Cork’s third-level institutions, the president of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) said.
Barry O’Connor urged students who are renting in the suburbs to have respect for the communities in which they live, but he said there are plenty of laws on the books to crack down on some of the recent behaviour which, in many cases, has been blamed on students.
The Covid-19 house party problem has led to residents living close to University College Cork (UCC) staging street vigils and taking their protest to the private house of one landlord last weekend.
Dr O’Connor, who along with UCC president Patrick
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