Supermacs and social smoking seem to be two very common vices for students in NUI Galway, who are also some of the most attentive in Ireland, the latest statistics from the National Student Survey has found.
Almost a third (28%) listed Supermacs as their favourite fast food haunt, with McDonalds (15%) and Dominos (10%) coming in at a close second and third. Over a fifth of students (22%) however said that they do not eat fast food.
Additionally, almost a third (28%) of students at the college said that they drink tea more often than water.
This past weekend, The National played two dates at the Iveagh Gardens. Needless to say, they were fantastic. But there are two things that I need to confess prior to raving about just how good they were. First of all I had caught their gig at the 02 in November, and was left in no doubt that they were one of those bands that always struck a cord live. Then, just a week prior to this gig, I had gone to see Mistaken For Strangers, a film about the band, made by the lead singers’ brother Tom Berninger. (On another note… Go and see this film immediately if you haven’t!).
Sunshine brought good vibes to festival-goers at Longitude in Dublin’s Marlay Park this weekend. The three-day no camping festival is like a mix of Electric Picnic and Forbidden Fruit, the audience are an eclectic bunch when it comes to their taste in music, most of which you wouldn’t entirely see among the Top 40 charts, but would still feature acts that do pop up occasionally in that genre.
You are coming to Ireland soon to play a headline show in Dublin's Whelan's on July 24th.You are of Choctaw heritage and historically there is an intense bond between the Irish and the Choctaw people, who came to the financial aid of the Irish in an incredibly kind and profound act of humanitarianism during the Great Famine. Do you feel a particular affinity and connection to Ireland and The Irish?
So you’ve just started a new relationship. Everything that you have worked so hard for, all the late night texting, the playing it cool when it wasn’t cool, the patience, the “graft” it’s all paid off. First of all let me just say congratulations.
Now for the honeymoon phase. Shifting nonstop, going on about when you started to fall for each other and late night deep meaningful conversations. This is the business.
But is there any stage when you might turn around and say, “Jaysus, I haven’t talked to Tom/Sarah in a while?”
It seems like the number ways in which we can ‘cope’ with unwanted body hair are expanding exponentially but as of yet nobody has come up with a decent way to get rid of the stigma surrounding our fluffiest bits- despite the fact that it feels like we have been talking about it since FOREVER.
The final morning was much more relaxed than the past week, we even slept in till nine. Having agreed to spend our free morning together going to the Titanic Museum, we piled into the bus and headed for the docklands area of Belfast. Finished in 2012, its only been open for a few years and whilst it keeps a full time Titanic exhibition it also has another gallery space which has been used by Lego and Game of Thrones.
Take it from a girl who has given more attention to her LinkedIn (begrudgingly) than her Facebook map the last two summers in a row. It’s becoming a bit of a pattern at this stage to find myself relatively stuck in Dublin’s fair city with little time and/or no money to spend. However, the relieving news is that it is very possible (easy, even) to have just as memorable a summer as those bastard friends who are off getting burnt in the Hamptons. Here are five things you can still get up to this summer even if you’re living on a shoestring, literal or otherwise.
Sexual orientation diversity and support
NUI Maynooth has been found to have not only one of the highest levels of diversity in sexual orientation, but also of same sex marriage support of any of the colleges in our National Student Survey.
The research of over 4500 students from around Ireland, conducted by Campus.ie, found that around 15% of students at NUI Maynooth identify as a sexual orientation other than heterosexual.
After a couple of weeks of working in the bar, I’ve been exposed to the Dutch people at their best, their worst and their ugliest. One of the reasons Amsterdam appealed so much to me in the first place was its cosmopolitanism, which inevitably meant that one language prevailed; which, luckily for me, was English.