USI selection of Fianna Fáil speakers causes controversy.

The Union of Students of Ireland has attracted ire after it’s selection of three Fianna Fáil linked speakers for this years Students’ Union Training in Athlone.

The selection of Higher Education Authority (HEA) chief Tom Boland, former presidential Continue reading

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

“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

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

Miss Representation to Screen at NUI Maynooth

After a successful screening by the Irish Feminist Network earlier this month, Miss Representation will now be shown on campus in Maynooth thanks to the NUIM Femsoc, on Thursday, 28 March in Iontas Building.

Miss Representation explores the modern conventional media and how their often stereotypical and negative depictions of women have undermined Continue reading

Lucinda, Y U NO Talk to Students?: MSU Protest to Minister’s Visit.

Yesterday, Monday 12 March, Maynooth Student’s Union held a protest outside the Iontas building when Minister of State and European affairs Lucinda Creighton was visiting to give a lecture on opportunities for graduates in Europe. The talk was organised by the Maynooth Career Development Centre and Centre for the Study of a Wider Europe.

This followed an open letter they sent to the President of the College, Professor Philip Nolan, explaining why they Continue reading