Mary Lou, I hope your day won’t come

“Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam”. A proverb meaning “a country without a language is a country without a soul”. A proverb most of us have grown up learning in school, but one considered to be true for our country. Ireland is the land of culture. We are our language, we should show our grá […]

Protest held against abolishing Irish requirement for NUI Galway President

A protest organised by Misneach na Gaillimhe took place at the Quadrangle on Wednesday 11 January against the decision to no longer have fluency in the Irish language as a requirement for the Presidential post at the university. This decision came late last semester when, according to The Irish Times, members of Údarás na hOllscoile […]

Is the Irish language still important?

The question of the importance of the Irish Language in Ireland has been a hot topic for the past few years, from the controversial proposal of Fine Gael to consider moving the Irish subject from compulsory to optional in second level schools and the decision of Enda Kenny to employ Joe McHugh, a non-Irish speaking […]

Fit & Well Week 2013

EXPLORE is a fantastic way for students and lecturers to work together. In this article, John Campion and Dr Aleisha Clarke explain how they devised a mental health event for secondary schools, along with Professor Margaret Barry…

GMIT SU President elected USI President

Joe O'Conner

Great news all round for Galway as three students from NUI Galway and GMIT are elected to the USI Officer Board. Jessica Thompson reports…