Free speech vs hate speech: Where’s the line?

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Free speech is important. It’s a cornerstone of democracy and should be a right that all are entitled to. While the topic of free speech is more contentious in the U.S, where it’s built into their constitutional rights, it is a universal issue and one that has come to light here in Ireland recently. In […]

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It’s that time of year again. For us here at NUI Galway, it means the warm and fuzzy Christmas holiday vibes have well and truly dissolved by now. Semester 2 is in full swing, bringing with it a whole host of new lectures, assignments, deadlines and the occasional breakdown over trying to find the time […]

Sláinte Society welcomes children to 12th annual Teddy Bear Hospital

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On 19 and 20 January children from twenty-five local primary schools flocked to NUI Galway’s 12th annual Teddy Bear Hospital with over a thousand sick teddies in tow. The event is organised each year by NUI Galway’s Sláinte Society, the university’s branch of the International Federation of Medical Students Associations. The society recruited a team […]

In conversation with The Tipster: Fitzgibbon Cup predictions

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I’ve enlisted the help of a parish tipster to call each Fitzgibbon Cup tie which takes place from 24 January. An outright NUI Galway hurling man, seen often in deep thought by the Clubhouse wall or by the stand in his home parish jotting down notes about training. Mysterious to most, yet knows all about […]

Protest held against abolishing Irish requirement for NUI Galway President

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A protest organised by Misneach na Gaillimhe took place at the Quadrangle on Wednesday 11 January against the decision to no longer have fluency in the Irish language as a requirement for the Presidential post at the university. This decision came late last semester when, according to The Irish Times, members of Údarás na hOllscoile […]

In the mood for dancing: A chat with Teresa Mannion

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Answering her phone for our pre-planned interview, Teresa finishes up a conversation with one of her co-stars on the show Dancing with the Stars; “Sorry I was just chatting to someone about my very funky dancing attire.” Apparently her funky dancing attire had been a reason for concern earlier on in the day for the […]

Diary of a Final Year: The Three Steps to becoming an adult (and what happened when I took them)

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Here’s the thing: I’ve never really accepted the transition to adulthood. If you ask me what the most important book I’ve ever read is, I will probably describe the Enid Blyton and Jacqueline Wilson collection that is stacked in order of size on the lilac shelf in my bedroom. If you happen to know that […]

What’s going on in Galway 10 – 23 January

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Even though Christmas festivities have come to an end, Galway still has plenty to offer. Busy away those January blues with SIN’s comprehensive guide to what’s going on in Galway this month! Silent Disco Tuesdays at the Róisín Dubh You know the drill – admission is €5, get a free shot and pop your headphones […]

Detoxing your life – advice on the New Year, New Me mentality

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It’s that time of year again. A time where our newsfeeds will see four words more than any others – New Year, New Me. We’ve been blessed to have survived another year of madness and now our fresh start is upon us, ready for us to wipe the slate clean as we welcome in the […]

Manchester United’s success right around the corner

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Manchester United currently find themselves chasing the breakaway pack. Many of those who inhabit the Stretford End on a regular basis would say that two-and-a-half years of progress should be much more than it has been. However, as all fans of the red side of Manchester know, the intermittent 33 months have been far from […]