UCC Students’ Union hits out at proposals to restrict opening hours of campus bars during RAG week

Posted in Governance and administration on April 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The UCC Students’ Union has hit out at proposals to restrict the opening hours of bars on campus during Freshers’ Week and RAG week in the college …” (more)

[Conor Heneghan, JOE.ie, 15 APril]

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UCC RAG Week pub hours are in the firing line from councillors

Posted in Governance and administration on April 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Cork City Council is calling on college bars in University College Cork (UCC) to reduce their opening hours during Freshers Week and RAG Week … ” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 15 April]

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Call for restricted college bar hours in UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on April 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Pressure is mounting on University College Cork authorities to restrict the opening hours of its bars during Rag and Freshers Week. Day-time drinking by students in residential areas of the city has led to calls for change. City councillors have backed calls from residents living around the university urging college bosses to limit the bars’ opening times during the events as part of wider efforts to curb anti-social behaviour …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 13 April]

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University of Limerick SU president calls for restriction on glass bottle sales

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The president of the University of Limerick’s Students’ Union, Colin Clarke has called on local off licences and alcohol vendors to refrain from selling glass bottles throughout Charity Week. Mr Clarke said the request was a response to local residents who have, in the past, complained about broken glass in housing estates, which he said has resulted in health and safety risks and damaged car tyres …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 1 March]

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Life is unfair, that’s just how it is, say UCC’s Rag Week revellers

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“There’s little sign of any trouble as you walk through the main gates of UCC on the Western Road. As I get closer to Áras na Mac Léinn, I hear the muffled thuds and muted bassline of Rihanna’s ‘Pon de Replay’ booming from within the student centre …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 20 February]

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RAG week revellers causing havoc for residents

Posted in Governance and administration on February 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Drunken Rag Week revellers caused havoc for Cork City residents this week by jumping on cars, setting bonfires, urinating on the front doors of houses, and smashing bottles on the streets. One Barrack Street resident, who did not wish to be named, said …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 19 February]

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Out in force for Rag Week

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Extra Gardaí have been drafted in to deal with the large crowds attending Galway’s unofficial Rag Week this week. The event this year coincides with Galway Novena, which attracts crowds of up to 10,000 to Galway City …” (more)

[Adrian Holmes, Galway Independent, 17 February]

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UCC is not tackling anti social behaviour claim

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Minister Kathleen Lynch has hit out at what she called University College Cork’s failure to tackle anti-social behaviour, amid complaints by residents of all-night drink parties in the vicinity and of students treating the area as ‘an open skip’ …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 16 February]

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Gardaí have ‘zero tolerance’ plan for Galway’s Rag Week

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí have said a ‘zero tolerance’ approach will be taken as part of its policing plan for Galway’s Rag Week, which starts on Monday. The event has been the scene of a number of high profile public order incidents in the last few years …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 13 February]

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The rules ahead of UCC RAG Week are very strict, according to this student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Next week is RAG (Raise and Give) Week in a lot of Irish third level institutions, aka many students’ favourite week of the year …” (more)

[Colm Boohig, JOE.ie, 12 February]

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Gardaí seize €8k worth of ecstasy headed for Rag Week

Posted in Legal issues on February 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“More than €8,000 worth of ecstasy powder, which was destined for Galway’s unofficial Rag Week, has been intercepted by gardaí. Officers stopped a car on the M6 motorway on Wednesday evening carrying an estimated €8,400 worth of MDMA …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 12 February]

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RAG Week returns

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Extra Gardaí and student patrol schemes will be in operation around Galway next week as the unofficial RAG Week kicks off. This year’s unofficial RAG Week also coincides with the annual Solemn Novena which runs from next Monday, 15 February until Tuesday, 23 February …” (more)

[Galway Independent, 10 February]

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Mayor brands drunken students an ‘embarrassment’ to city

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The city’s mayor has launched a stinging attack on drunken third level students who are an ’embarrassment’ to Galway. Mayor of Galway, City Councillor Frank Fahy said intoxicated students were creating a negative image among visitors to the city …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 28 September]

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IT Sligo SU President refutes link between RAG week and students death

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The President of IT Sligo’s Student Union is hitting out at any association between the death of a young student and the Raise and Give Event which is ongoing this week …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 24 February]

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Body of Irish student found inside college flat as peers celebrate Rag Week

Posted in Life on February 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The 23-year-old man from Belfast was found inside his flat at The Village student apartment complex on the town’s Clarion Road. The IT Sligo student was pronounced dead at the scene just after 4pm today …” (more)

[Greg Harkin, Independent, 23 February]

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Body of student who went missing at Galway Rag Week is found

Posted in Life on February 23rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The family of a young man who went missing after travelling to Galway for Rag Week has thanked friends and volunteers after his body was found …” (more)

[Independent, 22 February]

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Students’ unions and unofficial rag week

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – We take issue with comments made by Tommy Roddy about rag week in Galway (Letters, 19th February). While we agree with elements of his assessment, his statement that the students’ unions have sat back and said ‘nothing to do with us’ is unfair …” (more)

[Declan Higgins and Sam O’Neill, Irish Times, 21 February]

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Galway Rag Week must return to student union control

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“This week, students in Galway are ‘celebrating’ an unofficial Rag Week. Unofficial, because the students unions in GMIT and NUIG have washed their hands of it since major drink fuelled incidents were connected with it a number of years ago …” (more)

[Tommy Roddy, Irish Examiner, 21 February]

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Students’ union role in Galway rag week

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – This week like other similar weeks over the last few years, students in Galway are ‘celebrating’ an unofficial rag week. Unofficial, because the students’ unions in GMIT and NUIG have washed their hands of it since there were major drink-fuelled incidents connected with it a number of years ago …” (more)

[Tommy Roddy, Irish Times, 19 February]

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No ‘free pass’ for RAG revellers

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 18th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí have warned students that they do not have a ‘free pass’ to behave badly during RAG Week. The unofficial week-long event, which has been disowned by students’ unions at NUI Galway and GMIT, began in earnest yesterday, when hundreds of revellers queued from early morning for the annual ‘Donegal Tuesday’ event …” (more)

[Lorraine O’Hanlon, Galway Independent, 18 February]

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