Galway Students Get Angry

Earlier today, up to 200 students from NUIG, Occupy Galway and the Galway Technical Institute among others, engaged in a march from the NUIG campus to Eyre Square and on to Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh’s office that was followed by an over two hour long occupation of the AIB on Shop Street. 

Entitled “Time To Get Angry” and organised by the Galway Continue reading


#MSUelec12 Who Are These Crazy People?

And What Are They Doing In My Class? A 1st Year’s Guide to MSU Elections.

Every year, the MSU elections are met with a mixture of glee, confusion and contempt. For those who have been in college for a few years, avoiding the gauntlet of canvassers telling you to vote for X for position Y becomes a daily routine. However, we never take into Continue reading

#MSUelec12: Student Observer & The Print Announce Sabbatical Debates

They said it would never happen but this year, The Student Observer in conjunction with the Print will be bringing you not one, but two Sabbatical debates!

This is certainly a case of come one come all. This Tuesday, Feb 28th, we will kick off our debate proceedings with candidate debates for both positions of MSU President and for VP Welfare and Equality. Thursday will see debates for VP Services, Events and Communications alongside VP Clubs, Socs and Union Development.

Both will start at 19.00. Venues are yet to be confirmed but will be released later today.

To keep up to date on what’s going on please check out our Facebook event. If you want to contribute any questions, send them in an email to

-Pádraig McCarrick

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#MSUelec12 – Second Red P Poll Results

Dave Ryan presents results from the latest round of polling

What follows are the results of a poll carried out online between the night of Friday the 24th and the night of Saturday the 24th of February 2012. Of the polls received, results are presented based on a sample size of 200. We have also included a chart illustrating the percentage change in first preferences between the first and second poll. Continue reading

#MSUelec12: The red P Poll round 2

Welcome to the second of the original and the only independently conducted MSU election polls. After the interesting results of the last Red P Poll we are ready to fire into the next round. This poll is taking place right before an intense week of campaigning to come. Next week will also see a number of individual interviews, hustings and the soon to be announced Student Observer Candidate Debates.

Find the Poll here. Results will be out on Sunday evening.

-Thobias Inkblot and Dave Ryan

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