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# Money Money Money
'Worrying' level of overspending at Irish universities, says TD
A Cork TD has expressed disbelief at UCC’s €138,000 taxi bill.
# rag week
NUI Galway students vote to scrap controversial Rag Week
The Students’ Union council votes by 107 votes to 7 to scrap the event, in exchange for extra cash towards student hardship funds.
# Discovery
Galway team pinpoints part of brain which produces "marijuana-like substances" to dull pain
They discovered that the hippocampus of the brain, which is usually associated with memory, helps to suppress pain during times of stress.
# Race for the Áras
Higgins tops nationwide poll of students' Aras intentions
Michael D Higgins tops a nationwide opinion poll of almost 2,000 students across Ireland’s seven university campuses.
# SlutWalk
In pictures: Women hit streets for SlutWalk protest
Ireland’s first ever SlutWalk took place in Galway today, with dozens protesting against attitudes to sexual assault.
# Space
NUI Galway astronomers make pulsar discovery
The team’s discovery has paved the way for understanding how these rapidly spinning neutron stars work.
# Galway Bikes
Bike scheme on its way to Galway
It’s reported that 20 ideal locations have been pinpointed for the scheme, which could be in Galway by next summer.
# Discovery
Irish scientists discover new life beneath the sea
The discovery came during a 23-day mission out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
# brains
TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths
Irish universities have fared very well in maths and engineering…
# Six figures
One in ten UCD staff on six figure salaries- report
Records reveal that some staff at some universities earn in excess of €200,000.
# Central Bank
Brian Lenihan appoints economic advisor to Central Bank commission
The outgoing finance minister has appointed Dr Alan Ahearne to the Central Bank commission for the next four years.
# Galway
Gardaí make a number of arrests as students celebrate in Galway city
There are reports of dozens of students being arrested for public order offences as they celebrated ‘College Week’.