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NUI Galway

This morning/afternoon.

Via RTÉ News

NUI Galway has disabled internet access for all staff and students, following an attempted cyber attack on the university’s IT systems.

Initial indications are that no data has been compromised.

The university said the situation is being monitored by IT, cyber security and data protection specialists.

In a statement, it said efforts are underway to restore normal access as soon as is possible.

“As a precautionary measure, the university has disabled access between the campus network and the wider internet, impacting all users, including students and staff.”


NUIG disables internet after attempted cyber attack (RTÉ)

Thanks Bebe

The socks are a tribute to “Galway Yellow” (AKA Big Yellow Thing) sculpture on NUIG’s campus

Amuse your friends.

Dazzle your enemies.

Joanne Brophy, of NUI Galway Students’ Union, writes:

Our Students’ Union Charity Socks Are Back!

The socks are a collaboration with Galway company Irish Socksciety and are on sale now for €9 a pair with all proceeds going to the SU charities.

They’re an ideal present for anyone who has ever said “I’ll meet ya at the Big Yellow Thing” over the years!

The “Galway Yellow” sculpture outside the NUIG Library was created by artist Brian King in 1976 and has been a landmark and meeting point for UCG/NUIG students since then. It goes by a few nicknames most commonly “The Big Yellow Thing” but also “The Squiggle” and “Archimedes Balls”. The socks are on sale now from the SU website and the SU Shop at NUI Galway (8.30am-4pm Mon-Fri) The SU Charities this year are: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

Big Yellow Thing Socks (SU NUIG)

Irish-made stocking fillers to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie with pics and short bio marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’

Above from left: Cameron Keighron (NUIG Students Union VP/Education Officer) Clare Austick (SU President), Brandon Walsh (SU VP/Welfare & Equality Officer)

This afternoon.

NUI Galway Students’ Union are asking Galway homeowners “who rented rooms on platforms such as Airbnb to consider renting to students instead” following the introduction of new regulations for short-term letting in “rent pressure zones”.

Landlords can still rent out rooms in their homes to students tax-free up to a cap of €14,000 per annum under the Rent a Room Scheme.

President of NUI Galway Students’ Union Clare Austick said

“We are asking landlords to advertise their accommodation through our websitesASAP so that students can secure housing now rather than having to wait until the week before lectures begin.

This will provide steady tax-free income for homeowners and a home for NUI Galway students who contribute so much to the local economy. The lack of accommodation here in Galway City has become a serious issue putting access to education at risk for many students.

The option is also available to just rent a room for one semester to a visiting student if homeowners are unsure about getting into a long-term arrangement…”

NUIG Student Pad


Last night.

At the National University of Ireland Galway where Taoiseach Enda Kenny was attending a conference called Ireland 1916-2016: The Promise and Challenge of National Sovereignty.


‘M’ writes:

I don’t know if you have already or not but it’d really be appreciated if you could post about Matty [Matthew Sheridan] who was the NUIG student whose Halloween costume got set alight in a Galway nightclub last night. He’s an absolutely outstanding amazing guy and this is just a horrible tragedy. Just that his friends are all thinking of him and wishing the best really.