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


Annual Open Government Partnership meeting to be streamed at NUIM

Those in Maynooth and surrounding areas can now participate in the first annual meeting of the Open Government Partnership in Brasilia which starts tomorrow, Tuesday April 17th, via a live stream on NUIM’s campus.

Starting at 12pm in the Bio Sciences and Engineering Building on the Universities North Campus, local activists, public officials and students can watch and interact via social media with proceedings in Brazil where the 50+ member states will convene “to celebrate the tremendous progress that has been made to date, to exchange best practices, and to grow and strengthen the global collaborative network of open government leaders” according to a message from the OGP.

Launched in September 2011, the OGP is an international organisation promoting multilateral initiative and seeking strong commitments from participating government institutions to promote transparency, increase civic participation, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to make government more open, effective, and accountability.

For those attending planning to attend and interact with the event in NUIM, you can keep up to date with details here.

-Pádraig McCarrick

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Observer reporting from USI Congress 2012

They said it could never be done, but the Student Observer is proud to announce that we will have corespondents bringing you all the happenings from this years USI Congress in the luxury 4 star Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe. 

Shane McNally, our very own Hunter S. will be taking a break from his libertine lifestyle to Continue reading

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at NUIM Today.

The NUIM History Society would like to invite all students and those interested, to attend Holocaust survivor Zoltan Zinn-Collis speak of his experiences in Bergan-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945 later today.

The event will proceed at 18.30 sharp this evening in Iontas and all students hoping to attend are asked to come early. Zoltan Zinn-Collis is one of a small Continue reading

MSU To Protest Fine Gael Minister Visit.

Maynooth Students’ Union and Free Education for Everyone are to protest the presence of Fine Gael Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton as she gives a presentation on careers in the European Union later this afternoon.

In a letter to NUIM President Professor Philip Nolan, MSU outlined its reasons for protesting Minister Creighton’s appearance at the university. The statement on 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

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