NUIM ‘rape tape’ protest.

On Thursday April 26th, the Politics and Sociology Society of NUI Maynooth held a show of solidarity outseide the Arts Block with fellow student Jerri Ann O’Sullivan who has found herself at the centre of the Garda Ombudsman’s ‘Rape Comments’ investigation in Rossport.

On a cold, wet, and miserable April afternoon about 30 staff and students of NUI Maynooth gathered outside the Arts Block in a show of solidarity with Jerri Ann O’Sullivan. Jerri Ann, has found herself at the centre of the Garda Rape Comments controversy that the Garda Ombudsman recently ruled on. Chris from the Politics and Sociology society welcomed and thanked everyone that had come out to show their support to Jerri Ann in light of the most recent findings of the Garda Ombudsman; that only one Garda was to face disciplinary action after comments made about rape were captured on camera. Continue reading


Protest Against Garda Ombudsman’s Decision on ‘Rape Tape’

'Your name or I'll rape you' - taken from the recording, one of the many incidences in which rape was trivialised.

An e-mail was sent out today by NUIM Politics and Sociology Society which included the following; Continue reading

“Default is our only option” – David McWilliams at NUI Maynooth

Earlier today, Tuesday April 24th, celebrity economist David McWilliams was in NUI Maynooth to give a talk on the financial crisis. McWilliams charted the history behind the crisis, where the economy is now, and where he thinks it is heading.

David McWilliams. Wagging that 'I told you so' finger he'd been saving for so long.

David McWilliams appears the consummate professional. Charming and charismatic, with a talent for accents, he held his audience for almost an hour inside a packed John Hume 3 lecture theatre. When talking about the crisis, he charted his own personal history which he catalogued in 3 stages; Ridicule, Violent opposition and then ultimately to people Continue reading

Some events going on tomorrow (Tuesday)

Just came across some events that will be on campus tomorrow so giving them a plug in post form. Give them a gander and hopefully will see you there. 

First up tomorrow at 3pm in JH 3, celebrity economist David McWilliams will be giving a talk entitled “Where we have been & where we might be going”. I’m not sure who has Continue reading

NUS-USI annual conference. Report and analysis

This week saw NUS-USI have their annual congress. Here, our northern correspondent Róisín Jackman, who was also a delegate at the conference, give us a run down of the events and her opinions on the motions passed.

This week saw the second of Ireland’s two largest student unions’ conferences. Following USI’s four-day conference at the start of the month, NUS-USI’s conference took place over two days, April 16th & 17th, in the Killyhevlin Hotel in Enniskillen. Continue reading

It’s time we realised we’re part of a much larger picture

Eoin Griffin once again treats us with his two cents on matters, this time on the USI and their recent decision to call for a renegotiating of the Croke Park Agreement 

Very occasionally I subject myself to listening to George Hook’s drive time show on Newstalk. It has become an infrequent habit of mine, once every 3-4 weeks I’ll tune in for my fill of blue tinged propaganda. I was treated to a double treat recently Continue reading