By Rachel Garvey First of all, happy 2020, fellow readers! The start of a new decade comes with the motivation to change and better ourselves. Ha! If only any word in that sentence was even remotely true. This happens every single year, where we delude ourselves into thinking we will get into new and healthier habits that will better our lifestyle or how we say we will have … [Read more...] about I’ll start tomorrow
By Conor Brummell The Students’ Union has called a referendum for the 23rd of January to abolish five of the part-time SU Officer roles, among other changes to the Executive Committee. The referendum, if passed, would see the end of the Gender and LGBTQ+, Ethnic Minority, Mature Student, Disability Rights and SU Chairperson roles on the executive. These … [Read more...] about Student Union politics – taking one step forward, to take two steps back?
By Aaron Deering On Thursday the 7th of November, RTÉ announced its plans to introduce numerous cost-cutting measures in order to solve the financial crisis it finds itself in. Some of the cost-cutting measures included reducing its workforce by 200, closing its Lyric FM studio in Limerick and moving it to Cork and Dublin, shutting down its Aertel service and its digital … [Read more...] about It’s time RTÉ got a reality check and learned basic economics
by Fiach Mac Fhionnlaoich It’s safe to say that Caifé na Gaeilge’s failure to open this year caused a stir. Confusion amidst staff and students as to whether its opening was merely delayed, or if the closure was something more permanent. A PR nightmare for University management, as it quickly became clear that neither they nor NUI Galway Students’ Union were happy to take … [Read more...] about Caifé na Gaeilge’s closure serves as a reflection of the commitment to Irish on campus
By Rachel Garvey I’m sure we have all been in this awkward situation, the one where we are on a date and it’s nearing the end of the dinner and you and your date reach for your wallets at the same time with the intention of paying for the meal. Has that happened to anyone else, or is it just me? Of course, it’s not just me, it happens to all of us and there’s no stopping … [Read more...] about Put your purse away, sweetheart, I got this!