After Syriza’s Victory, Europe comes to a crossroads

Europe at a juncture?

With 36.3% of the vote, and two seats short of an overall majority in Greece’s 300-member legislature, the Leftist Syriza party, previously – and still formally – a loose coalition of radical leftists and green movements, has taken power in the country.

Leo Varadker

Leo Varadker’s decision to come out to the public took great courage. It’s great to see that the reaction has been one of warmth and positivity.

Charlie Hebdo

The Charlie Hebdo massacre has left me at a complete loss for words. I have an Islamic background, as my Dad is Muslim. I’ve a vast knowledge of Islam and I can say without a doubt that the atrocity that has been committed by the gunmen is distinctly anti-Islamic. These fanatics have acted out of […]

Nurses in UHG to carry out work-to-rule action in wake of trolley crisis

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The recent hospital trolley crisis in Galway has eased these past few weeks, with the numbers of people waiting having dropped substantially from their peak earlier in January.

Teddies grin and bear it at hospital’s tenth anniversary

Overcrowding and delays were not an issue at one particular hospital recently, with over 1,500 sick teddy bears treated in the space of two days on the NUI Galway campus.

Japanese convention captivates college

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By Micheál O’Brien Anime and Manga, Japan’s distinctive traditions of animation and comic books, were celebrated in NUI Galway last weekend. Akumakon, the West of Ireland’s largest convention for Japanese culture took place from 16-19 January in Áras na Mac Léinn. Organised by the Anime and Manga society in the college, the convention boasted over […]

Galway Oxfam urges people to donate unwanted Christmas presents

By Laura Roddy Oxfam Ireland is looking for people to donate their unwanted Christmas presents. The charity that runs 51 shops around Ireland undertook a survey which revealed that more than eight out of 10 people have received presents over the Christmas period that they will never use. Over half of the population of Ireland […]

Browne stood up by Fine Gael in TV3 debates

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It’s a debate about a debate. Someone call Christopher Nolan, or at the very least Fine Gael as it hasn’t accepted its invitation to participate in The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne on TV3.

Ireland warned it is an Al-Qaeda target

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A radical Muslim has made statements saying that Ireland is now to be viewed as a legitimate target for attack because US air force planes are allowed to land and refuel at Shannon Airport. CUK-based Muslim preacher, Anjem Choudary warned that Muslims fighting US foreign policy do not see Ireland as a neutral state, despite […]

The Turnover Project

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The stigma of mental illness rises right to the top of society. A 2011 study among service users conducted by St Patrick’s University Hospital showed that many people live with the symptoms of mental ill-health for long periods without accessing mental health advice or treatment. This is due mainly to the stigma that surrounds mental […]