It was good news for Longford girl Síona Cahill today 4 April as she was deemed elected USI President 2018/19 on Day Two of USI Congress 2018 in Ballinasloe. However, the day was not without its controversy. A call was made to stop social media trolling against delegates during the afternoon. Fake twitter accounts were created by someone at the event that were insulting … [Read more...] about USI Congress 2018: Day Two
The Union of Students Ireland's (USI) annual Congress kicked off Tuesday 3 April in Ballinasloe with over 300 student delegates from across the country arriving for the three-day event. Day one marked the launch of the 'Students for Choice' campaign, with students also voting on USI policies that are due to expire, and the USI 2018 election hustings taking place. During … [Read more...] about USI Congress 2018: Day One
Last week my Dad told me that a “famous YouTuber” was coming to the local college back home, Dundalk Institute of Technology, where he lectures. I asked who the YouTuber in question was and he handed me a printed email, revealing that it was none other than Melanie Murphy. She was giving a talk on resilience as part of DkIT’s Fit4Life campaign. For those of you who don’t … [Read more...] about In conversation with Irish YouTube sensation Melanie Murphy
Arsene Wenger has been on the receiving end of four consecutive defeats for the first time since 2002. Having once been recognised as the best manager in World Football, the Frenchman is now expected to finally be relieved of his duties. Having served the Gunners for 21 years, Wenger has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. He has won three Premier … [Read more...] about Could the end be near for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal?
It seems somewhat surreal that we were hit with such a monstrous volume of snow during the end of February and beginning of March when Storm Emma made landfall and covered the entire country in snow. As expected, we were barely able to cope, and the entire country was essentially put into a state of panic. Airports were closed, shops were open for limited hours, and the less … [Read more...] about The heroes and saviours of Ireland’s big chill