Fight Between Bouncer and Student in Supermacs, Galway

Posted in Legal issues on February 20th, 2013 by steve

“An unidentified student was filmed having a physical altercation with a bouncer on Tuesday in Supermacs on Eyre Square. It is not known how the fight started, but when the video begins, we see a bouncer under the employ of Irish fast food chain Supermacs holding one person by his collar, before turning his attention to another man in a blue t-shirt, who appears to be stepping in to help his friend …” (more)

[Stephen McGovern, College Times, 20 February]

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Public order arrests made in Galway

Posted in Legal issues on February 19th, 2013 by steve

“A number of people were arrested in Galway last night on public order offences. The arrests coincide with the city’s ‘Unofficial Rag Week’ …” (more)

[Jason Kennedy, Irish Times, 19 February]

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Galway students gather for ‘Donegal Day’

Posted in Legal issues on February 19th, 2013 by steve

“Gardaí have said there is a highly visible policing presence in Galway today, with hundreds of students expected to converge on the city centre for ‘Donegal Day’ …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 19 February]

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Gardaí step up patrols for ‘rebel’ Rag Week influx of students

Posted in Legal issues on February 19th, 2013 by steve

“Gardaí in Galway have stepped up patrols in the city centre this week in response to the organisation of an unofficial Rag Week which has not been recognised by the authorities or students’ unions at either of the city’s two third level colleges …” (more)

[Ciaran Tierney, Connacht Sentinel, 19 February]

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‘Number of people arrested’ in unofficial Rag Week celebrations in Galway

Posted in Legal issues on February 19th, 2013 by steve

“Gardaí have confirmed that a number of people were arrested overnight in connection with public order offences in Eyre Square in Galway …” (more,video)

[TheJournal.ie, 19 February]

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Students praised for behaviour during Rag Week

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2013 by steve

“Gardaí have praised UCC students for their behaviour during Rag Week as the focus swings back to fundraising for charity …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 14 February]

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RAG Week appeal to publicans

Posted in Legal issues on February 6th, 2013 by steve

“A local third-level institution has issued an appeal to local bars and nightclubs, asking them to refrain from ‘jumping on the bandwagon’ during unofficial RAG Week celebrations in the city …” (more)

[Marie Madden, Galway Independent, 6 February]

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Meara Kills Hogwarts Dream

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2012 by steve

“DITSU’s Ents Officer Will Meara has shattered hopes that DIT might be transformed into Hogwarts for RAG week next spring …” (more)

[Stephen Bourke, The Edition, 10 November]

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Plans to turn DIT into Hogwarts for RAG Week

Posted in Life on October 25th, 2012 by steve

“Hogwarts is to arrive at DIT in time for Rag Week – or at least that is what the rumours would have you believe. This year’s RAG week is planned for next February, and the rumour mill is already churning out every suggestion for the theme …” (more)

[Rachael O’Brien, The Edition, 25 October]

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Plans to roll out CCTV ahead of RAG Week

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 11th, 2012 by steve

“Plans are underway for the installation of CCTV cameras on College Road in a joint project between UCC, gardaí and the city council …” (more)

[Alan Healy, Evening Echo, 11 October]

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A Fresher approach: UCC asks students to sign pledge of honour

Posted in Governance and administration on September 26th, 2012 by steve

“First-year students at UCC have been asked to sign a code of honour for the first time ever in an effort to stem anti-social behaviour …” (more)

[Maria Rolston, Evening Echo, 26 September]

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College plans to develop drink and drug-free accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on August 31st, 2012 by steve

“Drink-free student accommodation and more reporting of cheap alcohol promotions are among plans to widen action against the harmful effects of alcohol by University College Cork. Around 3,500 new students at the college in the coming weeks will be targeted with a number of ongoing initiative …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 31 August]

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Shock April Announcement: Rag Week to Return for 2013?

Posted in Governance and administration on April 1st, 2012 by steve

“Students at NUI Galway can look forward to another week of madness and mayhem as the college announced this morning that Rag Week will return for 2013. Making the announcement, spokeswoman for the President Dr James Browne said that Rag Week is back by popular demand …” (more)

[Studenty_Galway, 1 April]

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Rowdy Maynooth Rag Week caused ‘terror’ for elderly neighbours

Posted in Legal issues on March 24th, 2012 by steve

“Maynooth is the latest college to stand accused of presiding over a Raise and Give charity week that causes discomfort and harassment for nearby residents. The Leinster Leader revealed tonight how one landlord was told by Gardaí that it would be ‘too dangerous’ to attempt to make her way into a property which she was out-renting …” (more)

[StudentNews.ie, 23 March]

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University of Limerick students have called for a boycott of The Sun newspaper

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2012 by steve

Thomond Student Times, a student-run newspaper on campus, has organised an online petition urging O’Mahony’s Bookshop to stop stocking the tabloid. It follows on from last week’s report in the newspaper which linked charity events in UL to anti-social behaviour …” (more)

[Studenty_Limerick, 10 March]

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Teacher’s pet

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2012 by steve

“The working assumption across the sector – and among his senior officials – has been that Ruairí Quinn would leave Marlborough Street in the summer of 2013. There has even been some speculation that Quinn is en route to Brussels as Ireland’s EU commissioner …” (more)

[Irish Times, 6 March]

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Student arrests during ‘Charity week’ in UL

Posted in Legal issues on March 2nd, 2012 by steve

“A number of students were arrested by gardai this week as residents in Castletroy again came ‘under siege’ from rowdy students during the annual ‘Charity Week’ in the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 2 March]

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Student parties ‘are turning our area into slum’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2012 by steve

“It’s that time of the year again, and as usual the place for student hijinks is the University of Limerick. But some irate residents of estates near the college have become so fed up with rag week celebrations that they claim some students were bringing down the tone of their area …” (more)

[David Raleigh, Herald, 29 February]

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Residents under siege in Limerick estate during UL ‘Charity Week’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 29th, 2012 by steve

“Residents in the Castletroy estate of College Court are again ‘under siege’ from rowdy students during the annual ‘Charity Week’ in the University of Limerick, which began this week. The campus’s annual ‘Charity Week’ aims to raise thousands of euro for local charities. However, the week which was formerly known as ‘RAG week’ (Raising and Giving) – has again provoked uproar from upset long-term residents …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 29 February]

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Rag Week is Gone, Get Over It: Why Galway’s Social Week was Wrong

Posted in Life on February 29th, 2012 by steve

“… But when I saw the YouTube videos displaying the students of NUI Galway and GMIT making thorough idiots of themselves, I was more than slightly annoyed. Where was the majority that voted to get rid of Rag Week altogether? Were they there setting off flares and dancing on tables in Supermacs? Probably …” (more)

[Katy Quinn, Studenty_Galway, 29 February]

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