Challenge drink culture but leave Rag Week alone, says Sinn Féin

“Withholding support for future Rag Week events is not the way to challenge the drink culture among students or in Galway generally. This is the view of Sinn Féin’s Galway City West candidate Tom Hanly after NUI, Galway withdrew its support for Rag Week after the events of last week. Mr Hanly believes that instead of withdrawing support for the festivities, the following should be done: ‘As soon as the new term begins, a recruitment process should be initiated, organised by the college authorities, gardaí, and community groups, with the aim of training stewards for the Rag Week event. These students should also be responsible for litter management within the city’ …” (more)

[Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser, 5 March]

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