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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# nui galway

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# Equality
NUI Galway says questionnaire about menstrual cycles did not decide who got jobs
The forms were given to them upon receiving a job offer.
# rock the vote
NUI Galway Students' Union to hold referendum on cannabis legalisation
Luke Ming Flanagan and Garda whistleblower John Wilson will speak at an information night ahead of the vote.
# Stuffed Animal Hospital
Does your teddy bear need medical attention? You're in luck
If you live in and around Galway.
# Equality
Staff at NUI Galway to start investigation into structural inequality
This follows a decision to award Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington €70,000 last month after she was unfairly passed over for promotion.
# Not Fair
€24,000 for man forced to reduce hours and then retire at 66
The Equality Tribunal awarded €123,000 last month.
# Stem Cells
New breakthrough could reduce the number of people suffering from blindness
Research conducted by scientists in NUI Galway could increase the number of successful cornea transplant operations.
# tell us a story
Don't know how to help grandparents with dementia? Ask them about the olden days
It’s the little things.
# breaking ground
Research conducted by Irish scientists could mean the end of organ donors
New technology uses sound waves to target specific cells.
# Blood Pressure
Some people might need more salt in their diets, not less
New research suggests that a moderate intake is best to reduce blood pressure.
# Research study
Do you have ADHD or teach children with the condition?
Researchers are looking to speak to young women and secondary level teachers about the disorder.
# Employment
Lecturer wins €80,000 in discrimination case against NUI Galway
The Equality Tribunal found that the engineering lecturer had been discriminated against on the grounds of gender and disability.
# limestone
Researchers have found a massive underground river network in Galway Bay
These rivers could be flowing under the seabed out as far as 48 kilometres from the shore.
# Survivors
Cancer survivors reveal how 'overwhelming, lingering, unrelenting' tiredness holds them back
More study on cancer-related fatigue is needed – and doctors are hoping to talk to survivors about it.
# infected
Students told to check that they're vaccinated after measles outbreak
Two cases have been confirmed at NUI Galway in the first cases in the country so far this year.
# please help
"We have to hold out hope": Student now missing one week
The family and friends of Mark Casey, 19, travel to Limerick city every day to search for Offaly man who went missing on night out.
Voices
Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense
We live in a society, not just an economy – and giving additional points to people for accomplishments beyond the academic makes sense, write Aaron McKenna.
# College Football
Saints duo O'Brien and Clarke lead NUI Maynooth to first ever Collingwood success
The Kildare man overcame NUI Galway at the UCD Bowl this evening.
# Impressive
DCU hit four goals in comfortable Sigerson Cup win over NUI Galway
DCU now advance to face UCD at the quarter-final stage.
# cures
Stem cells for human use can now be manufactured in Ireland
The Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland at NUIG will allow the university to expand their already established research into the field.
# lecture
Former AG Peter Sutherland to give Garret FitzGerald memorial address
Sutherland and FitzGerland had a close working relationship, with the former Taoieach appointing the barrister Ireland’s Attorney General when he took office in 1981.
# RIP
When Nelson Mandela danced to The Corrs in Galway (video)
He got up and held the floor on a visit in 2003. Watch here.
# beneath the sea
NUIG scientists find deep-sea world off Irish coast
The underwater organisms could be more than 200 years old.
# Slippage
Trinity College Dublin falls 19 places in world university rankings
But UCD has pulled itself back up to 161st place.
# children's health
Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger
However, a new report out today shows that smoking rates among school-aged children are down overall — dropping from 21 per cent in 1998 to 12 per cent in 2010.
# Points Race
Points jump for business, agriculture and science courses
Students hoping to receive an offer for their first preference courses will find out what the points requirements are this morning.
# juno project
NUI Galway’s School of Physics recognised for commitment to gender equality
Women are under-represented in physical science at every level – but NUI Galway is trying to change this.
# Autism
Cutbacks 'causing stress' among parents of children with autism
New research shows that the levels of stress are higher when families have less access to autism services.
# rag week
'Number of people arrested' in unofficial Rag Week celebrations in Galway
The President of the Student’s Union at NUI Galway, Paul Curley said he has been led to believe that none of the people arrested were from NUI.
# Hurling
Here's your 2013 Fitzgibbon Cup Guide: Part 2
This year’s Fitzgibbon Cup throws in this afternoon. Here’s the second part of our team guide to the competition.
# Connacht
FBD League: Galway, Sligo and Leitrim triumph
Micheal Meehan was to the fore as the Tribesmen got their 2013 campaign off to a winning start in Tuam yesterday.
# tour champs
Big break: NUI Galway secures snooker's Grand Finals for 2013
Ken Doherty and Mark Selby will join an elite field for the Players Tour Championship event.
# nui galway
Imagine if J.R.R. Tolkien was marking your exam papers?
If you were a NUI Galway student in the late forties… he might have been.
# Poverty
Study says recession has hit older people more than reported
A study from NUI Galway says the perception that older people have secure finances is not always a fair one.
# Galway City
Galway Volvo Ocean Race worth €60.5 million to Irish economy
Over 500,000 people visited Galway city for the festival with 16% of those coming from outside of Ireland.
# Galway
Students in pre-budget protest against fee increases and grant cuts
Between 1,500 and 2,000 students protested in Galway today in the run up to next month’s budget.
# Investigation
Student whose Halloween costume catches fire "highly motivated, respected"
NUI Galway releases statement on popular student who is still in critical condition in hospital.
# Cancer
Treatment for rare bone cancer available for the first time in Ireland
However the drug will have to be approved in the HSE’s reimbursement process before it can be made available to medical card patients.
# University Rankings
No major changes for Irish colleges in latest University rankings
Trinity College, UCD, UCC, NUI Galway and DCU haven’t seen any major change in their rankings since this time last year.
# Sex Abuse
Women with disabilities more vulnerable to sexual violence, says report
84 per cent of perpetrators were known to the victims.
# Recession
Enda Kenny hails Irish 'resilience' through crisis
The Taoiseach acknowledged many people are concerned for the future, but said Ireland has “great potential”.