There’s a slight chance you may have heard about the 8th Amendment referendum that is set to take place at the end of May. SIN wanted to know how NUI Galway students felt about the referendum, and what aspects of the issue they cared about the most. So, we sat down with students from both sides to get to the heart of the issue. Mia Dovel, Second Year, Biomedical … [Read more...] about “This referendum will possibly be the most important thing we are asked to vote on in our lifetime.” What do NUI Galway students have to say about the 8th?
Repeal the 8th
College campuses around the globe have long been hot-beds of political movements, from Kent State’s anti-war protests to more recent marriage equality campaigns in Irish third-level institutions. Graduate historian, academic researcher and associate lecturer Dr Steve Conlon has completed academic research on the history of the Irish student movement and its role in the public … [Read more...] about Young people “passionate about resolving issues” a force to be reckoned with
2016 was the year where the impossible became possible. Beloved celebrities believed to be around for years to come passed away. Brexit was passed in a referendum. And a public misogynists became President of arguably the most powerful country in the world. These were results many did not expect. It seems that the quieter voter, the unexpected outcome, has won the last few … [Read more...] about Are we feelin’ repealin’?
March 8, International Women’s Day saw NUI Galway Femsoc, Pro-Choice Galway, Parents for Choice, and SU and USI representatives march with individuals in favour of repealing the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution in solidarity with protestors across Ireland. Inspired by Black Monday in Poland, this was part of the nationwide call on Irish women to ‘strike’ to protest … [Read more...] about #Strike4Repeal: 8th Amendment protest held in Galway
‘War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength’ – these are the inherently contradictory political slogans employed by the ruling party in Orwell’s 1984 to keep the proletariat in check. But what do they mean? ‘War is Peace’ implies that constant warfare needs to be waged on far-flung parts of the world in order to keep the internal population of a state loyal and … [Read more...] about Time to REPEAL the use of catchy slogans?