Archive for rag week

Over 30 students for court after week-long ‘festivities’

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 8 March 2011 by Steve

“Over 30 students will be facing either a court appearance or an official Garda caution after the NUI Galway, College Week ‘festivities’ …” (more)

[Frank Farragher, Connacht Sentinel, 8 March]


Dozens arrested as ‘rag week’ students cause havoc

Posted in Legal issues, Life with tags , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“A further dozen students have been arrested in Galway as a college ‘rag week’ continues to cause mayhem in the city …” (more)

[John Fallon, Independent, 5 March]

Axe College Week call as 30 students are arrested

Posted in Legal issues, Life with tags , on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“The President of NUI Galway has pleaded with the Students’ Union to end their involvement with College Week after four days of public order complaints, 30 arrests and a whole series of alcohol fuelled incidents …” (more)

[Frank Farragher, Galway City Tribune, 4 March]

15 students arrested in ‘rag week’ crackdown

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“Gardai in Galway have arrested 15 students in a crackdown on unruly behaviour during ‘rag week’ in the city …” (more)

[John Fallon, Irish Examiner, 4 March]

NUIG Pres calls for ends of rag weeks after girls go on naked rampage

Posted in Legal issues, Life with tags , , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“The President of NUIG has called for the end of RAG Week-style festivities after local police were inundated with reports of antisocial behaviour from college students, including one report of two girls going on a naked rampage through a Galway housing estate …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 3 March]

College Week war zone at Dun na Coiribe

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“The future of the re-branded College Week is in the balance as a number of arrests were made this week with residents and emergency services under attack by projectile bottles and students exhibiting some shocking anti-social behaviour …” (more)

[Martina Nee, Galway Advertiser, 3 March]

Call to ban rag week events

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“A college president has called for an end to rag week festivities after two female students went around a housing estate naked during several days of antisocial behaviour …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 3 March]

NUIG head calls for college week cancellation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The Students’ Union at NUI Galway says it doesn’t believe abandoning ‘College Week’ entirely will prevent students from participating in anti-social behaviour. President of the Union, Peter Mannion says, there is a bigger issue of alcoholism, which needs to be addressed …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 2 March]

Trinity students charge €5 to put something embarrassing in luggage

Posted in Life with tags , , on 6 January 2011 by Steve

“A group of Trinity students are raising money for charity by doing something embarrassing going through Dublin Airport security on a flight to New York and recording the security guards’ reaction as well as a host of other novel activities while on the island of Manhattan, New York …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 5 January]

NUIG president blames publicans for students’ unruly Rag week behaviour

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 5 April 2010 by Steve

“The president of NUI Galway (NUIG) has lashed out at publicans who he says are to blame for the unruly behaviour that saw 51 students arrested during the college’s banned Rag week earlier this month …” (more)

[Samuel Hamilton, The College View, 5 April]

Student charity week passes off without incident at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 29 March 2010 by Steve

“What a difference a year makes – Charity Week at the University of Limerick has passed off peacefully, with much reduced levels of anti-social behaviour being reported this year …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 29 March]

Should UL Rag-week be cancelled permanently?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 29 March 2010 by Steve

“The UL Rag Week 2010 has just finished and in its wake is a trail of destruction. What kind of an example are the future teachers, solicitors, industrialists, leaders and general white collar workers of this country setting? Would you as an employer be happy employing them, knowing that this is how they respect themselves or other peoples property? …” (more)

[UL Life, 28 March]

University of Limerick students praised for rebranding RAG Week

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 12 March 2010 by Steve

“The students’ union at the University of Limerick have been praised for rebranding and relaunching RAG week, which will now be known as Charity Week. Following disruption in estates during last year’s event, where the clean-up cost Limerick County Council some €15,000, student patrols will now police estates to ensure noise levels are acceptable and help ‘defuse any problems that may arise’ …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 12 March]

UL student union rebrand rag week to curb trouble

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 March 2010 by Steve

“University of Limerick students have changed the name of the college rag week in an effort to curb antisocial behaviour. It will now be known as charity week. Last year rag week encountered some trouble with the gardaí and local residents …” (more)

[Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 11 March]


Posted in Life with tags , on 8 March 2010 by Steve

“RAG week in NUIG. Seems the students need to learn how to party again” (tweet)

[Richard Murray, Twitter, 8 March]

UL Students against UL RAG Week

Posted in Life with tags , on 1 March 2010 by Steve

“For some, rag week is a week of fun, a week where students can do as they choose, but to a small minority of students it represents something far more sinister. The very mention of RAG week makes me cringe. I dread it every year it ruins all the momentum I try to build leading up to my summer exams …” (more, discussion thread)

[, 28 February]

Loutish student behaviour is sick and vulgar

Posted in Life with tags , , on 25 February 2010 by Steve

“Dear Editor, I recently observed the ‘Raise and Give’ slogan in a particular college in Galway City. I am assuming it means to raise money and then give it to charity — all good in theory, one would think. However, I am unfortunate enough to live around the city centre (financial restrictions don’t allow for me to move) for a number of years now. The slogan I saw actually made me think about what it really means to me as a law-abiding citizen living in Eyre Square. On a nightly basis, Monday to Thursday mainly it is just untold what goes on around the square, almost nauseating …” (more)

[Galway Advertiser, 25 February]

Night on tiles warning for students

Posted in Life with tags , , on 18 February 2010 by Steve

“It is a stark reminder of the pitfalls of drinking too much. Students using the toilets in UCD will now be confronted with life-sized images of passed-out young people. The campaign is to make students aware of the perils of drinking too much during Rag Week …” (more)

[Independent, 18 February]

Over heard in UCD – ‘Some girl is passed out in the toilets …’

Posted in Life with tags , on 17 February 2010 by Steve

“ Challenges Students to Rethink their Rag Week Drinking. Life size images of a young man/woman, who have passed out as a result of drinking too much, will be positioned on the floor of UCD toilet cubicles today as part of a new Rag Week Campaign …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 17 February]

Zero tolerance to RAG revellers

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 17 February 2010 by Steve

“Galway Gardai have warned that they will be operating a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to RAG Week, which starts for GMIT students on Monday next and for NUI Galway on 8 March. A spokesperson for Mill Street Garda Station said extra gardai would be on patrol day and night and that a zero tolerance policy would be undertaken regarding Public Order Offences and Drunkenness …” (more)

[Declan Rooney, Galway Independent, 17 February]