Retired Staff Association

Retired Staff Association


June 26, 2020 - Notification from Mary Steele, Secretary to the UCC RSA
A chairde,
We hope that you are all managing well during this very strange time.
We wanted to let you know that we have been in touch with UCC to see whether they could give us any idea of when we will be able to resume our monthly get together.  Barry O'Brien, Director, HR said that it will take a few more weeks before they can advise us on this.  
We are aware that classes will commence for students on 28 September 2020 and the staff are expected to return to their offices in August.
We will keep you informed of any further update from UCC.
It is wonderful to have more freedom to travel further now.   
We hope that you all enjoy the rest of the summer and very much look forward to getting together again as soon as possible.
Le beannacht,
Hattie, Eileen, Anne, Eleanor, Esther, Charlie, Liam, Derry, Ruth, Paula, Mary


April 10, 2020 - Notification from Mary Steele, Secretary to the UCC RSA
The RSA meeting of 14 April will not go ahead, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
As the restrictions have now been extended, we do not anticipate a meeting in May either. 
We will be in touch, via email and on this webpage, about the June meeting when we see how the situation is unfolding.
Mary Steele, Secretary to the UCC RSA

The Retired Staff Association (RSA) was founded to provide a forum for contact among its members, the retired staff of UCC, and to provide recreational activities (see below).

The RSA meet for coffee at 2.30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month in the Staff Common Room in UCC. All retired staff are welcome to attend. There are no meetings in July and August. Additionally, the RSA organises activities, lectures, outings etc. throughout the year. Notifications of events are sent to members by email and are listed on this website. 

The RSA monthly meetings and all RSA activities are suspended until UCC re-opens.

The RSA monthly meeting, on March 10 2020 at 2:00pm was our A.G.M..
The AGM was held in the Council Room, followed by tea and chat in the Staff Common Room.

The Officers & Committee elected for the year 2020 are listed below.

* Subscriptions - Retired Staff Association Membership - 2020.
The subscription year begins at the start of the financial year - January 1st. If you would like to join the association or renew your membership for the coming year, please forward your membership fee of €10 together with your name and contact details (address, email address and mobile number) to - Secretary, Retired Staff Association, H.R. Department, UCC.

Cheques should be made payable to 'UCC Retired Staff Association'.

Please Email our secretary, Mary Steele, for further details about the RSA.

Committee Members:

  • Hattie O'Sullivan, Chair
  • Eileen O'Brien, Treasurer
  • Mary Steele, Secretary
  • Derry Cotter
  • Liam Cotter
  • Charlie Daly
  • Anne Kelly
  • Ruth McDonnell
  • Eleanor O'Connor
  • Esther O'Farrell
  • Paula Rose

National Federation/Network of 3rd Level Retired Staff Associations.

On Wednesday 18th April the officers of UCC R.S.A. attended a meeting in NUI Galway. The purpose of the meeting was to look into the possibility of the formation of a National Federation/Network of 3rd Level Retired Staff Associations. In attendance were delegates from NUI Limerick, NUI Dublin, NUI Maynooth, Trinity and NUI Cork.
A very interesting day was had by all culminating in a bus tour of the campus!

It was decided to meet annually with UCD being the proposed venue for 2019 and UCC the venue for 2020.

Other Information

"2019 Senior Citizen & Family Carer Guidebook"
This guidebook has been produced by NHI (Nursing Homes Ireland), Age Opportunity, Age Action and Home Instead.
It contains information on many subjects such as Allowances & Entitlements, Nutrition, Home Care etc.
The booklet is available free from the Cork City Library and it's branches.
It can also be downloaded from the website

Citizen's Information Board - Citizen's Information Service, 13-15 Cornmarket Street, Cork - T12 F773.
The Citizen's Information Board provides independent information, advice and advocacy on public and social services.
It's website is and the contact telephone number is 076 1076950 (9:00am - 8:00pm Monday to Friday).
The office in Cork is one of many 'Drop in' locations nationwide - no appointment necessary. The reception area of the Cork office contains relevant information leaflets and booklets.

Human Resources

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