Ivan Fahy: The boy who graduated in high heels

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From Sin to the Sun to Midday on TV3, Ivan Fahy is becoming a more and more prominent figure for the LGBT community. The androgynous model recently graduated from NUI Galway wearing heels. Ivan later appeared in Sin Newspaper with a self-written account of why he did it. You can find his article here: Breaking Tradition. His story […]

The Islamic Cultural Festival at NUI Galway

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ISOC, the Islamic Society at NUI Galway, organised an Islamic Cultural Festival on Tuesday 18 November. Located on the Main Foyer in the Aras Na Mac Leinn building on campus, it aimed to celebrate, and raise awareness of, the rich diversity of culture within the Islamic World. The Auditor of the Islamic Society, Muhammad Atif […]

The Galway Giving Tree: For those in need this Christmas

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    The Galway Giving Tree is an all-volunteer organisation, which has been helping local families in Galway since 2010.

Secondary Teachers to Strike in December

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Secondary school teachers are to strike early December, as a row over proposed reforms escalates. A spokesperson for the TUI confirmed its members, along with those of the ASTI, intend to hold a strike on Tuesday 2 December. Another potential strike in January is being discussed. Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan commented stating the decision is […]

10,000 in London to demand free education

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Roughly 10,000 students were on the streets of London 19 November to protest against cripplingly-high university fees and to demand free education. The march, organised by various groups including the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, the Student Assembly Against Austerity and the Young Greens, began outside the University of London, and then made its […]

Budget is a mixed bag for students

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On Tuesday 14 October, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin revealed the budget for 2015.

World playing catch-up with Ebola

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The World Health Organisation has announced that deaths from Ebola now stand at over 4,900. With a little over ten thousand reported cases, the virus has a fatality rate at this time of over 50 per cent.

Study: Giant prehistoric kangaroos looked like rabbits, walked like humans

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According to a new study, a giant relative of the kangaroo ambled around the Australian outback 100,000 years ago.

FBI investigate claims that McKayla Maroney was underage in alleged leaked photos

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Investigators from the FBI are now exploring allegations that one of the victims of the now infamous ‘August iCloud Hacking’, US Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, was under the age of 18 in some of the alleged images of her that were leaked to the internet.

Review: A Skull in Connemara

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No other region of Ireland perfectly encapsulates Irish identity and culture more than Connemara. In the past, films such as The Quiet Man have portrayed this cultural landscape as an idyllic paradise with endless green fields filled with grazing livestock and charming thatched cottages complete with native-speaking inhabitants.