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Does UCC have something against water protesters?

Or people called Joan? The college has posed a slightly dramatic (to say the least) question involving an anti-water charge protest on an exam.

Anti Water Charges Campaigns Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

IRISH WATER HAS officially made it into the annals of infamy – the controversial utility has been used as the basis for a fairly dramatic first year criminal law exam question at UCC.

Whether or not the Cork university’s law faculty feels any bias in the debate isn’t clear – suffice it to say the water protesters involved in the question are a little reckless to say the least.

The question sees two protesters, Ruth and Paul, staking out an Irish Water facility.

Ruth contents herself with daubing graffiti on the fences around the building whilst calling the workers entering the building ‘scum’.

17867378_5b4bbb8e22_o The Quad at UCC Source: Irish Typepad

Paul meanwhile decides to escalate things by starting a fire, as you do. Unfortunately, rather than just setting fire to some rubbish he instead turns the entire building into a raging inferno, causing Joan, an Irish Water employee, to leap to her death from an upstairs window.

Like we said, dramatic. The question wraps up by asking the intrepid law students to advise Ruth and Paul on the charges they may face.

Online reaction to the question hasn’t been particularly positive as you might imagine:

Although, a more pertinent question may be ‘what exactly do UCC have against people called Joan?’:

TheJournal.ie has contacted UCC for comment, watch this space. Hopefully they can set us straight on whether the names ‘Ruth’, ‘Paul’, and ‘Joan’ are entirely coincidental.

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