Note: This article was originally published in SIN before Declan Rice announced his decision to declare for England By Darren Casserly Love it or hate it, the granny rule has played a key role in the Irish national team set up for decades. From Ray Houghton putting the ball in the back of the English net, to dreaming of a team of Gary Breens, there have been many great … [Read more...] about Should Mick McCarthy utilise the granny rule or focus on home grown talents?
By Roisin Prendergast Seán McGarry, a former student of NUI Galway, wowed audiences of The Late Late Show on Friday 1 February with his invention the ‘ShowerGem Shower Caddy.’ The Westport native and Managing Director of ShowerGem spoke to host Ryan Tubridy about the easily installed, rust-free shower caddy. Four years ago, frustrated with messy shower floors scattered … [Read more...] about Former NUIG student’s shower innovation impresses The Late Late Show
“She was expensive to be fair, I don’t miss it.” 14 February is upon us once again, indeed! For some, this time of year is filled with glowing feelings of love and a sense of warmness in the soul. This however cannot be said for everyone. For example, those who may be soothing an aching heart for the one that once was, or those who are grieving for the person … [Read more...] about Is Valentine’s Day really worth the hassle?
By Rachel Garvey As students, we are well accustomed to our mothers going on about earning money to invest in the future. Yes mother, I’m aware by now, thanks for the daily reminders. There are some jobs we will always remember, and we gain knowledge of the new skills we learned from them, but the jobs that we don’t want to remember are ones that we must learn from. To … [Read more...] about Opinion: When should you quit your job?
By Anne Rieger Germany is the country of bureaucracy and taxes. Or so I thought. Let me tell you the story of how I tried to get a part-time student job in Ireland as a non-citizen. After weeks and weeks of applying for what feels like a thousand different openings, I finally got a trial. I was so good (or I would like to think so, they probably didn’t even care that much) … [Read more...] about Erasmus diaries: Working woes