Wrongful convictions expert speaks at NUI Galway


On Wednesday 24th of January, President of the Innocence Project in Iowa, Dr Brian Farrell, spoke at a seminar in NUI Galway’s Human Rights Centre. The seminar, which was open to the public, went into detail about wrongful convictions (particularly in the USA) and the use of DNA evidence in prosecutions. The seminar room was […]

Galway-based Clean Cut Meals offer healthy meal prep for students

Clean Cut Meals

Clean Cut Meals is the first meal prep company based in the west of Ireland and was founded in 2015 by Conor McCallion and Michael Dyer. Clean Cut Meals offers different meal plans to cater to everyone’s needs. The Galway-based company offer menus tailored to fat loss, lean muscle building, and even students. They deliver […]

New NUI Galway president “banging the drum” for more third-level funding

New President

New NUI Galway President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh believes that Ireland is “selling students short” by not investing enough into third-level education. The former Dean of UCD College of Business commenced his term as President this semester and told SIN that he is “banging the drum” for more funding for Irish universities, rather than focusing on […]

No picnic – but a doctor’s appointment for 1300 unwell teddy bears


Over 1300 teddy bears that had their stuffing knocked out of them were treated at the annual NUI Galway Teddy Bear Hospital on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 January. Organised by NUI Galway’s Slainte Society who spent nearly a year preparing for this year’s event, children from over 28 schools across the county presented at […]

Blogger Niamh O’Sullivan helping to raise sepsis awareness

Niamh and her Dad Des

NUI Galway graduate Niamh O’Sullivan is best known for her fitness, well being and lifestyle blog, Cinnamon-Soul. Always one for sharing her advice to be fit and healthy, Niamh took to her YouTube channel over Christmas to talk about a cause close to her heart: her father’s experience with septicaemia. The video was posted as […]

Izzy Wheels: If you can’t stand up, stand out

izzy and ailbhe

Izzy Wheels is a company set up by Ailbhe and Izzy Keane, two sisters from Taylor’s Hill in Galway city. Izzy is a 20 year-old student currently studying in NUI Galway who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. Ailbhe is her older sister who graduated with a 1.1 from National College of Art and […]

“Never get too high when you win and never get too low when you lose,” says All-Star Conor

Conor with his AllStar and team mate Joe Canning

NUI Galway student Conor Whelan achieved more than most last year. Not only did the Inter-county hurler help lead his team to victory in his second All-Ireland final, the 21-year-old from Kinvara was also awarded an All-Star, named Young Hurler of the Year, and appeared on Ireland AM to discuss mental health. If all of […]

The gloves are off: NUI Galway to take on rivals GMIT in charity boxing event


Forget McGregor and Mayweather, the showdown of the season is set to take place at the end of this semester when NUI Galway students step into the ring with GMIT for charity. There will be 15 fights in total, with Student Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh also taking on his GMIT counterpart Mark O’Brien at […]

One in six without accommodation as semester begins


A survey of NUI Galway students has found that one in six participants had not found accommodation by 4 September this year – the first day of lectures on campus. The survey carried out by NUI Galway Students’ Union to uncover the depth of the accommodation crisis in the city was taken by 1,285 students […]

NUI Galway further commit to divestment of fossil fuels

NUI Galway President Commits to Fossil Fuel Divestment

NUI Galway has now committed to divesting in fossil fuels following the hard work and focus of some earthly-minded students. Last year, the CCAFS (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) society submitted a petition of over 1000 signatures. This followed a report undertaken that highlighted that to date the University has invested €3.4 million worth […]