Tag Archives: NUI Galway

From top: Galway City Mayor Mike Cuibbard; NUI Galway

This morning.

Further to Fresher’s week shenanigans….

…the Gardai has agreed to supply college authorities at NUI Galway with the addresses of house parties they break up in an effort to curtail large gatherings, The irish Times reports…

City mayor Mike Cubbard said an enhanced degree of communication between gardaí and the college was one step agreed at a meeting held in the wake of the gatherings around the city.

The gardaí have agreed to work with the college and give them addresses of houses where they have been called because of parties, and then the college will make contact with landlords,” Mr Cubbard said.

…In a statement the college authorities said it would not “hesitate in dealing with any breaches of public health guidelines in line with our Student Code of Conduct (which has penalties up to and including expulsion)”.


Gardaí to share locations of student house parties with NUI Galway authorities (Irish Times)

Pics: Galway City Council/ NUI Galway


Free next Wednesday?

Dr Joe Byrne, of the School of Chemistry at NUI Galway, writes:

I’m co-organising an event on October 2 that might interest your Galwegian readers.

We’re celebrating 100 years since republican-revolutionary-turned-chemistry-professor Tom Dillon  (top) joined the staff at NUI Galway (or UCG, as was) with an evening of science, history and dance…

He was a member of the Irish Volunteers and acted as Chemical Advisor in the 1916 Rising….

Professor Dillon, was appointed Professor of Chemistry in 1919. A century later, and the scientific topics he started exploring, such as the study of carbohydrates and sugars, as well as research into Ireland’s seaweeds, are still relevant…

Thomas Dillon Centenary Carbohydrate Symposium

Centenary Celebration of Chemist, Revolutionary and Academic – Professor Thomas P. Dillon (NUI Galway)

Galway City Tribune Feb 27

Job applicants and people who have been offered a post at the university have also been asked: “Do you suffer any breast problems? Have you ever been treated for gynaecological problems? Have you ever suffered prostate problems?”

NUIG, according to the questionnaire, says that the questions are necessary to establish if the appointee is “fit for the job”.

If he or she can, “carry out the job without any undue risk to the health and safety of themselves or others at work”.

And that NUIG “will have reasonable expectation that the appointee will provide regular attendance at work until retirement”.

NUIG staff up in arms over ‘invasive’ health quiz (Connacht Tribune)
Irish Examiner: NUI Galway form asks job applicants about their menstrual cycles


Free Friday?

The demonstration will take place outside a special meeting of the Governing Body of NUI Galway, which is in the Aula Maxima and starts at 10am. We want to show them the depth of feeling that exists about the blatant discrimination against women in senior roles at NUI Galway and demand the Governing Body tells the university management to put it right. We want them to set the university clear goals for gender balance in all senior posts and roles, and to tell the management to promote the five  women lecturers not promoted in 2009 and the 17 not promoted in 2014.

Demonstration For Gender Equality In NUI Galway (Facebook)

Micheline’s Three Conditions


Meanwhile, in today’s Irish Daily Mail, Alison O’Reilly and Neil Michael write [not online]:

A second burial ground has been discovered near the site of the former mother and baby home in Tuam. It adjoins the controversial septic tank site at the centre of the baby deaths’ scandal that erupted in May. According to archive plans, it is at least three times the size. Documents also show Galway County Council planners have known about the additional burial ground since at least 1979.

Catherine Corless, who discovered that 796 babies died in the Tuam mother and baby home run by the Sisters of Bon Secours, has already passed details of the grave on to Children’s Minister James Reilly. The researcher met the Minister three weeks ago as part of discussions he is having with interested parties, before he draws up the terms of reference for the Government’s investigation into the homes.

[Ms Corless’] latest discovery shows the area of land used to bury babies who died at the home could be considerably larger than first thought.

Previously: Reputable History

Power To Exhume

Investigating the Tuam Mothers and Babies Home: A Question of Human Rights

Irish Centre for Human Rights (NUI Galway)


[A No poster at NUI Galway ahead of yesterday’s referendum on marriage equality]

The NUI Galway student body has today voted to support marriage equality following a referendum held yesterday as part of the NUI Galway Students’ Union Elections 2014.

A total of 2,333 votes were cast, with 2,214 votes cast in favour of marriage equality, 114 votes against and 5 spoiled votes. The ‘yes’ vote accounted for 95 per cent of the electorate.

NUI Galway in landslide equality ‘yes’ vote (Galway Independent)

Previously: Embracing Change


This had better be for charity.

From NUI Galway:

In an Irish University, a few guys came together who wanted to do something for charity and also promote the best university in Ireland which had given us so much, something different, something new, something exciting. ….Like and share to raise money and awareness for 1Life, suicide prevention. With every view, we will be able to donate 50c to our charity from our sponsors (up to 20,000 views).