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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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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