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.

New Programme Seeks Projects with Social and Environmental Impacts in Ireland

Celestial Green Ventures, an environmental conservation company based in Ireland, is pleased to announce the launch of their Social Funding Programme, aimed at helping small projects and start-ups all over the Republic of Ireland make a difference in their communities. Although their primary concern is the protection of the Amazon and sustainable development for the […]

New Spanish Classes Starting Soon

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The spring term at The Spanish Institute starts on the 29th of this month and will offer a variety of Spanish classes for beginner, improver, intermediate, and advanced levels. There are also courses available to children and teenagers including specialised courses for Junior and Leaving Certificate Spanish. The new schedule of classes is available on […]

Student nurses to march on HSE headquarters

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On Thursday 6 March student nurses and midwives from around the country will take part in a protest march at Dr Steevens hospital in Dublin, headquarters of the HSE.  The protest is primarily related to pay rates for student nurse interns.

Evening Vigil in Merlin Park

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The NUI Galway society of Students for Sensible Drug Policy is holding an evening time vigil outside of the burned down remains of the Merlin Park addiction clinic on the 20 December at 6.15pm. As has been discussed in this newspaper previously, the HSE Area Management have decided to relocate the Addiction Service from its […]

NUI Galway pays tribute to “one of the world’s most beloved leaders”

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The President of NUI Galway Dr Jim Browne has expressed his sadness at the death of 95-year-old Nelson Mandella who died last Thursday following a fight with illness.