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  • The ‘gender pay gap’ is a myth, employed by politicians to buy votes

    The gender pay gap became a worldwide talking point when then-president and media darling Barack Obama announced in January of last year that the institutional barriers which enabled evil, patriarchal companies to pay women 77 cents for every dollar shelled out to their male counter-parts would be done away with. Despite the moral dubiousness of… [Read more…]

    The ‘gender pay gap’ is a myth, employed by politicians to buy votes
  • When will being a woman finally mean being an equal?

    A recent report published in The Irish Times has stated that in 2015, men earned an average of 14.8% more than women in Ireland, indicating that the pay disparity has increased from a low of 8.3% in 2012. Some believe the pay gap to be a myth, undoubtedly a mentality that stems from a lack… [Read more…]

    When will being a woman finally mean being an equal?
  • Saint Paddy? Say that to his face

    Welcome one and all to the most dissolute religious festival in Ireland. I mean, people say Christmas has been commercialised, but at least that’s in the form of giving and receiving gifts – and we’ll all generally pop into the church to say hi to the baby Jesus. But what exactly about aul man Padraig… [Read more…]

    Saint Paddy? Say that to his face
  • Homemade face masks: what to choose for your skin blues

    As March seizes us for another most likely rainy and miserable month, it seems our skin can be the first one to be affected by the harsh weather. With shallow pockets and skint bank accounts creating a face mask from bits and pieces lying around the kitchen is the easiest and most fun way to… [Read more…]

    Homemade face masks: what to choose for your skin blues
  • Plus Size Models: A response to Donal O’Shea’s interview with The Sunday Independent

    Irish Professor Donal O’Shea (Ireland’s leading obesity expert) has spoken out recently against the ‘plus size revolution’ in modelling. Twenty-seven ‘plus size’ models were seen on the catwalks during New York fashion week this year, the most in the event’s history. O’Shea puts forward the viewpoint that ‘curvy’ models are sending out the wrong message… [Read more…]

    Plus Size Models: A response to Donal O’Shea’s interview with The Sunday Independent

News

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SU Election result: Students #CountOnLorcán as Ó Maoileannaigh wins the vote

On Friday 3 March, candidates in the annual NUI Galway Students’ Union election gathered in The … [Read More...]

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#Strike4Repeal: 8th Amendment protest held in Galway

March 8, International Women’s Day saw NUI Galway Femsoc, Pro-Choice Galway, Parents for Choice, … [Read More...]

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Engineering Building renamed after first female Engineering graduate

The Engineering building was renamed the Alice Perry Engineering Building this week. Alice Perry was … [Read More...]

Editor’s Recommendation

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Singing for help, millennials and the music of depression

‘It’s our party we can do what we want. It’s our party we can say what we want. It’s our party we can love who we want, we can kiss who we want, we can see who we want.’ These lyrics come from Miley Cryus’ renowned classic, We Can’t Stop. Aside from being a catchy summer anthem, this song belied a sense of consequence-less narcissism that accurately sums up the general mood … [Read More...]

Features

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Saint Paddy? Say that to his face

Welcome one and all to the most dissolute religious festival in Ireland. I mean, people say Christmas has been commercialised, but at least that’s in the form of giving and receiving gifts – and we’ll all generally pop into the church to say hi to the baby Jesus. But what exactly about aul man Padraig […]

Fashion

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Plus Size Models: A response to Donal O’Shea’s interview with The Sunday Independent

Irish Professor Donal O’Shea (Ireland’s leading obesity expert) has spoken out recently against the ‘plus size revolution’ in modelling. Twenty-seven ‘plus size’ models were seen on the catwalks during New York fashion week this year, the most in the event’s history. O’Shea puts forward the viewpoint that ‘curvy’ models are sending out the wrong message […]

Entertainment

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Movie Review: The Space Between Us

Oh, I know, I know. Reviewing this movie? During Oscar-worthy-movie season? How dare I? But, alas, I come bearing sense. You’ll all see a gazillion reviews on each of those – shall we say – more accolade-worthy films. What you won’t read is anything on the latest chick flick to bless our screens, and I […]

Today’s Highlight

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Saint Paddy? Say that to his face

Welcome one and all to the most dissolute religious festival in Ireland. I mean, people say Christmas has been commercialised, but at least that's in the form of giving and receiving gifts – and we'll all generally pop into the church to say hi to the baby Jesus. But what exactly about aul man Padraig connects with the truly legendary drinkfest that is St Patrick's Day? How you celebrate a … [Read More...]

Opinion

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The ‘gender pay gap’ is a myth, employed by politicians to buy votes

The gender pay gap became a worldwide talking point when then-president and media darling Barack Obama announced in January of last year that the institutional barriers which enabled evil, patriarchal companies to pay women 77 cents for every dollar shelled out to their male counter-parts would be done away with. Despite the moral dubiousness of […]

Lifestyle

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Homemade face masks: what to choose for your skin blues

As March seizes us for another most likely rainy and miserable month, it seems our skin can be the first one to be affected by the harsh weather. With shallow pockets and skint bank accounts creating a face mask from bits and pieces lying around the kitchen is the easiest and most fun way to […]

Sports

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NUI Galway’s Man of the Match Conor Barry humble in victory

NUI Galway Men’s soccer team emerged victorious at the FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown over IT Tallaght in the CUFL Division 1 final at the end of February on a score-line of 2-1. Attacking midfielder Conor Barry proved instrumental in securing the win thanks to an eye-catching Man of the Match performance in the […]