Mary Lou, I hope your day won’t come

“Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam”. A proverb meaning “a country without a language is a country without a soul”. A proverb most of us have grown up learning in school, but one considered to be true for our country. Ireland is the land of culture. We are our language, we should show our grá […]

Niall O’Tuathail to students: “You are incredibly powerful and you don’t know it”

Founded by three sitting TDs in July 2015, the Social Democrats had high hopes of a breakthrough in the last general election especially since one of those TDs, Stephen Donnelly, made a splash with his performance in the television debate featuring all seven party leaders in the Dáil. But the party came back with no […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Welfare and Equality Officer candidate Georgia Feeney

Why are you running for election? For the last couple of years I have been your regular student, and then I have also volunteered with the SU. Then this year I also started working with them at the SU desk and I think from having all those experiences I have been able to see how […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Welfare & Equality candidate Clare Austick

Why are you running for election? I am running for the position of Vice/Welfare and Equality Officer because I’m driven quite strongly to help provide care for others and I’ve been involved with the Students’ Union for a number of years now. I’ve been a class rep for two years and as a current part-time […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Students’ Union Presidential candidate John Molony

Why are you running for election? One of the big reasons is that I am from Cork and I had never been to Galway when I was younger, so when I first came here everyone was so friendly and I really fell in love with the city straight away. That is something I wanted to […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Students’ Union Presidential candidate Ashwin Ravichandran

Why are you running for election? I like to lead and manage things and I thought to modify and implement changes for the students, being a common student, I can’t do that. What is the one thing you want to achieve over everything else? I would like to create an accommodation team. The Students’ Union […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Education Officer candidate Cian O’Shaughnessy

Why are you running for election? I’m running for Education Officer to represent the students in NUIG and for the changes that I see would benefit them and that I hope they would like to see. I started studying Law because I have a passion for education and I would really like to fight on […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Education Officer candidate Stephanie Koennecker

Why are you running for election this year? I’m running because academics and education is something I feel strongly about and I also think it would help to enhance my career prospects. I have a lot of experience in the university with a number of personal setbacks which upset my education so I’m hoping that […]

New Zealand’s Prime Minister is pregnant – should we talk about it?

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her first pregnancy this month and recieved mixed reactions, spurring conversations about motherhood, politics and media. According to The Guardian, over 800 news stories relating to the pregnancy have been published, earning it the title “Jacindababymania.” Some commentators are bashing the media for being sexist, while others have […]

Theresa May appoints a Minister for Loneliness in the UK: what does this say about society today?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a “Minister for Loneliness” to tackle the social and health issues caused by social isolation, appointing the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch to the role. The appointment comes after the release of a report on loneliness last year by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, […]