Vox Pop: Does the unofficial RAG week give NUI Galway a bad image? President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh speaks out


NUI Galway President and students have their say Galway’s unofficial RAG week always attracts online attention. Reading comment sections on Facebook on Donegal Tuesday, opinions on the week were clearly divided. New NUI Galway president Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh weighed in on the debate over the contentious week which ran from Sunday 11 – Friday […]

To condone RAG Week is to condone carnage


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


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 […]

More scenes in Supermac’s as Unofficial RAG Week goes ahead


Despite scenes of chaos at this year’s Unofficial RAG Week, students were much better behaved compared to last year. Shannon McNamee and Jessica Thompson report…