By Sinéad Walsh It’s 8.59am. You wait with bated breath for the link to go live at 9am. The seconds ticking by feel like years. Then, that much anticipated moment finally comes, and you feverishly click the application link. You watch the pixels of the loading bar move lifelessly across the screen. Next you see the application queue; you’re applicant 3400 of 3400, it’s going … [Read more...] about NUI Galway accommodation site crash leaves students in a two-day panic
By Sinéad Walsh Many of us are blissfully ignorant to where our food comes from and the environmental impact of its production. We like to blindly focus on the shelf of the supermarket where we bought it, and not the many large carbon footprints which brought it there. But it is time for reality to kick in. The foods we consume are harming our planet, and ourselves. I’m … [Read more...] about Foods that are damaging our planet – and most of us don’t even know
By Sinéad Walsh A mother refused a slice of bread, a ‘model student’ facing deportation, is there no end to the cruelty of the Irish Direct Provision system? The issue of direct provision has resurfaced in news headlines in recent weeks, reminding us of the shockingly slow - paced system for those seeking asylum in Ireland. The direct provision system was initially … [Read more...] about Opinion: Stuck in the system
View this post on Instagram PEOPLE OF GALWAY; THIS IS ANDREW #ThisIsGalway “Irish food to me sometimes can be a little tired – bacon and cabbage, stew. One of my favourite things is mackerel – I was looking at cookbooks, and mackerel and horseradish cream kept occurring and reoccurring. Mackerel was the … [Read more...] about How well do we know the People of Galway?