Increased Garda presence called for UL charity week

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2014 by steve

“Local election candidate and UL student Séighin Ó Ceallaigh (Sinn Féin) has called for an increased Garda presence around the University and city centre for the University’s Charity Week, taking place this week …” (more)

[Alan Jacques, Limerick Post, 6 March]

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Should RAG Week become official again?

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2014 by steve

“Last month saw the return of the nationally renowned ‘Galway RAG Week’, a RAG week with a difference. There are few other places that can announce with glee that ‘our RAG week is so amazing, it has been banned’, a privilege bestowed on Galway some time ago …” (more)

[Stephen Corrigan, SIN, 5 March]

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Reality is in rag order

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2014 by steve

“Madam – As another ‘rag week’ comes to an end, or glorified drinking fest would be more appropriate, we hear about the money raised for different charities …” (more)

[Tom Harrington, Independent, 2 March]

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Why Sligo, Cork and Galway deserved a RAG week

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2014 by steve

“Once again, RAG weeks in Sligo, Cork and Galway have reignited the age old question: Are students the pillars of the economy or a drain on it? Signs were put up around Cork city all last week, warning students that Rag week is not welcome in the area, and to take their business elsewhere …” (more)

[Laura Flaherty, Campus.ie, 26 February]

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No chance of RAG Week return

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2014 by steve

“Galway’s Students’ Unions have poured cold water on a call to bring back RAG Week after Supermac’s supremo Pat McDonagh chipped in on the debate this week …” (more)

[Conor Harrington, Galway Independent, 26 February]

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Bring back Rag Week says boss of Supermac’s

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2014 by steve

“Supermac’s boss Pat McDonagh has this week said that Rag Week 2015 should be ‘formalised’ and should return as an official event, after what he described as ‘exemplary’ behaviour from the students …” (more)

[Frank Farragher, Connacht Sentinel, 25 February]

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‘No prospect’ of official Galway Rag Week

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2014 by steve

“The Students’ Union at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology has said there is no prospect of an official Rag Week being reintroduced next year …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 24 February]

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Supermac’s chief says Galway Rag Week was ‘the best of banter’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2014 by steve

“The head of fast food chain Supermac’s has said that media portrayals of Galway’s unofficial Rag Week were unfair. Pat McDonagh today said that his experience with students from NUIG and GMIT were ‘the best of banter’ …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 24 February]

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GMIT and NUIG voice opposition to unofficial Rag Week events

Posted in Governance and administration on February 20th, 2014 by steve

“This week the unofficial Rag Week celebrations kicked off prompting both GMIT and NUI Galway students’ unions to reiterate their opposition to the events …” (more)

[Ebhan Loughlin, Galway Advertiser, 20 February]

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SU won’t hold official RAG Week this year

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2014 by steve

“No official RAG week will be held this year, due to the stigma associated with such weeks on campus, Welfare Officer Lorna Finnegan confirmed …” (more)

[Janine Kavanagh, The College View, 19 February]

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Gardai close club as 1,000 students in serious ‘crush’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2014 by steve

“Gardai were forced to shut down a nightclub after an unofficial Rag Week celebration resulted in a serious crush …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 19 February]

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UCC plans ‘zero tolerance’ approach to R&G week

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2014 by steve

“UCC has pledged to crack down on anti-social behaviour during Raise & Give R&G week following concerns that the online ‘neknomination’ binge-drinking craze could cause alcohol-related incidents to spiral …” (more)

[The Cork News, 14 February]

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Call it off: Mayor urges Galway students to scrap booze-ups

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2014 by steve

“The Mayor of Galway has called on the organisers of unofficial ‘Rag Week’ and ‘Donegal Tuesday’ events which are scheduled to take place in the city next week to abandon their plans …” (more)

[Ciaran Tierney, Connacht Sentinel, 11 February]

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Defiant students to flout Rag Week ban

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2013 by steve

“Defiant students have vowed the party will go as they plan for Rag Week 2014. Almost 6,000 students have joined a new Facebook page, Galway Rag Week 2014, which was set-up in recent days …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 4 October]

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RAG Week returns to UCD as non-alcoholic fundraising event

Posted in Governance and administration on April 22nd, 2013 by steve

“University College Dublin Students’ Union Vice President for Entertainments, Eoin Heffernan has announced that RAG (Raise and Give) will once more occur in UCD. This year, however, the fundraiser will run more as a concept rather than a traditional series of events …” (more)

[Jack Walsh, University Observer, 22 April]

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Rotten eggs, fireworks and Nazi uniforms: Trinity rag day, 1933

Posted in Life on March 17th, 2013 by steve

“Nothing excites the media like rag (Raise and Give) week. Be it rural students making a show of themselves in a Galway Supermacs, or heavy drinking in the capital, you can always count on annual student rag weeks making their way into the newspapers for all the wrong reasons …” (more)

[Come here to me!, 17 March]

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NUIM students highlight charity campaign

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2013 by steve

“Students at NUI Maynooth said they will work at charity and community initiatives this week. The raising of money for a suicide prevention and awareness group and the cleaning up of streets in the town are taking place at the same time as what has been known as ‘rag week’ usually takes place …” (more)

[Leinster Leader, 6 March]

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RAG Week

Posted in Life on February 23rd, 2013 by steve

“I remember RAG week in NUI Galway as being a time of de-stressing, not having to go to some lectures, because the professors themselves didn’t expect students to show up. But from 1988 to 1991 I was a broke student …” (more)

[Breise! Breise! Extra! Extra!, 23 February]

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RAG Week – when it began, where it all went wrong, and how to fix it

Posted in Governance and administration on February 23rd, 2013 by steve

“RAG Week is a topic that has provokes strong emotions in recent weeks, but what is RAG all about? Where did RAG Week come from? What does the future hold for RAG? …” (more)

[Daithí de Buitléir, TheJournal.ie, 23 February]

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Publicans commended for RAG Week control

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2013 by steve

“Galway gardaí have commended local publicans for their co-operation during this week’s unofficial RAG Week celebrations …” (more)

[Marie Madden, Galway Independent, 21 February]

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