Relay for Life returns to NUI Galway

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The fourth annual NUI Galway Relay for Life in aid of the Irish Cancer Society is set to take place on Thursday March 15.  Relay for Life is a 12 hour event that will begin at 6pm on March 15 and end at 6am March 16.   The event will take place at the Kingfisher Gym this year.  The relay aims […]

The bell for Round Two rings as charity boxing returns despite Maynooth withdrawal

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After last November’s grudge fight night against GMIT, the Students’ Union and the NUI Galway Cancer society have lined up another night of white collar boxing in the Galmont Hotel set to take place on March 16.   24 students will put on the gloves and step into the ring on a night which will raise money for the charities Amach LGBT Galway, Draíocht, Domestic Violence Response […]

NUIG v GMIT: meet the coach and fighters

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Fifteen students in NUI Galway will step into the ring with fifteen students from GMIT for a long-anticipated charity boxing showdown tonight in the Radisson Blu at 8pm. As the big night drew closer last week, SIN went along to a training session to meet those taking part. For the majority of the students in […]

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

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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 […]

To condone RAG Week is to condone carnage

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In the second month of the year of our lord two thousand and ten, Galway descended into anarchy. Cans littered the streets, flares illuminated the skies and a young student reveller took a dump on a nice couple’s porch in Newcastle. This is all part of the tainted legacy of RAG Week that the central […]

An argument in favour of RAG week

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RAG week is a tradition amongst most colleges. Traditionally a week of ‘raising and giving’, the Students’ Union and students themselves would help charities out through events such as on campus gigs. In 2011, the SU of NUI Galway voted to scrap RAG week, on the basis that five concessions would be made by the […]

The Temple Café: A Social Enterprise making a difference in Galway

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An NUI Galway graduate has recently opened a new social enterprise café on Augustine Street in Galway. Sitting in the bright, airy Temple Café, I spoke with Sebastian Taylor about how the business operates.