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.

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


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.

Browne stood up by Fine Gael in TV3 debates


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.

The Turnover Project


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 […]

Secondary Teachers to Strike in December


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 […]

Budget is a mixed bag for students


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

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 […]

Student nurses to march on HSE headquarters


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.

Teach, Coach, Learn

Ciara Spain and Brian Maguire teaching in Paschim Kailashpur FP school in the Sundarbans

Suas are looking for teams of volunteers to get involved next summer. Here on Sin.ie we have all the details of their excellent Volunteering Programme…

Seanad Referendum Results in


The referendum to abolish the Seanad has been defeated with 51.7% of the vote, Jenna Hodgins has more…