Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Niall Gaffney

Niall Gaffney

Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? I think the role of Students’ Union President is an absolutely essential one and I think the person who fills that role has to be confident, experienced and passionate about the role – and I think I fit that category. What key skills/personality traits should […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh

Lorcan OM

Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? Over the past four years in college I’ve been heavily involved in class rep duties, student union duties, being involved in societies and I believe that this role is perfect, that I can completely fulfil it. I think it’s something I can hugely contribute in […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Eoghan Finn

Photo for Eoghan Finn SU Presidential ballot final version

Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? I’m running for election because I want to help. I want to reclaim the Student’s Union for students essentially; I think it’s gotten distracted from its purpose over the past few years. That’s not a reflection on the people in it, they’re doing a great […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Diarmuid Ó Curraoin


Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? I’m running for election because I would like to make a positive contribution to the student body and indeed the university. I’ve been an executive officer for the past year, I’ve been the convenor for business, law and public policy and in my time there […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Catherine Ryan


Interviewed by Heather Robinson Why are you running for election? There is probably a lot I could definitely say here but I honestly do feel like I’m the best and most experienced person for the job. I suppose running for Student Union President is not something you do consider lightly and although I did only […]

Sugar, spice and all things nice: SHAG week to raise awareness in how to look after your sexual health

Photo NUIG SHAG Week Disclosure Training

The Students’ Union launched their ‘Sweet and Spicy’ SHAG (Sexual Health and Guidance) week this Monday 6 February and all week on campus there will be a range of activities to raise sexual health awareness. The spice can be found in SULT on Wednesday 8 February when the bar plays host to the Dirty Circus, […]

Eco Efforts: Motion for full divestment of fossil fuels by NUI Galway expected early this year

NUI Galway President Commits to Fossil Fuel Divestment

Efforts made by students from the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Society of NUI Galway, and Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern late last semester to commit NUI Galway to divestment of its €3.4 million worth of fossil fuel shares have been met with support from NUI Galway President Dr James Browne. “It is […]

News in review: Sin’s biggest news stories

Students protesting against grant cuts and fee increases last November.

We’ve had one hell of a year for news at Sin. Jenna Hodgins looks back over some of our major stories…

Student elections, pro-choice position and political relevance


Students’ Union elections: how important are they? Frank Doherty discusses…

Gender-based heckling at Glasgow University mars debate

The University of Glasgow: where misogyny is to be expected?

An article recently appeared in The Guardian, reporting on incidents of gender-based heckling. Liam King gives his opinion on the matter…