Sin Newspaper

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NUI Galway
Galway's Only Student Newspaper
Sin Logo.png
Type fortnightly student newspaper
Format Tabloid
Editor Sorcha O' Connor
Founded 2001
Headquarters Áras na MacLéinn
NUI Galway
Galway, Ireland
Circulation 6000

Sin Newspaper is a student newspaper in Galway, Ireland. Its offices are based at NUI Galway. Sin is printed fortnightly and covers news about Galway events on and off campus, while its entertainment and features sections aim to entertain and provoke debate and shape opinion. Sin accepts articles from past and present students and lecturers and staff. Sin was founded in 2001 and is published every two weeks with a current print run of 6,000 copies. Sin is currently printed in tabloid size across 32 pages.

Online presence[edit]

The Sin website, hosts a gallery, the University message boards, newspaper archives and links to the Sin E-zine - Sin Byte

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2009, Sin and received nominations for Best Website, Best Features Education, Best Colour Writer and Editor of the Year in Smedia awards [1]

Cartoon strips[edit]

In 2012 Merryman took over as resident Sin cartoonist. He created the Jix and Joe characters to star in a short cartoon strip showing the humorous side of life as a student in Galway.

Notable past stories[edit]

On 9 December 2008, Ministers Eamon O'Cuiv and Batt O'Keefe were the subject of a protest by a small group of students who were highlighting the issue of third level fees. During Minister O'Cuiv's attempt to enter the Quadrangle to meet with University authorities, the students attempted to block his entrance. The minister engaged in a scuffle and was seen to forcibly grab a student protestor, which was photographed by the Sin editor.[2] The photograph was used on the RTÉ News website,[3] The Irish Times[4] and appeared in many other local and national papers and news sites.[5][6] The story was picked up by the national press and the minister was forced to explain his actions in the photograph.

Sin also reported on an incident that took place on 2 February 2009 when former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was prevented from speaking at the university's Literary and Debating Society, again by a small group of protestors involved in the free fees movement. Sin had a full report of the incident on its website within twenty minutes of the incident;[7] the report was cited in several of the subsequent local and national coverage of the incident.

Following the controversial RAG week of 2009, Sin and provided comprehensive coverage of the University's decision to withdraw support and NUI, Galway Students' Union commitment to continue running the charity week in future years.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Shortlists 2009". Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  2. ^ O'Connor, Kevin. "SIN :: Minister confronts students during protest". Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  3. ^ "RTÉ News: Minister in confrontation with students". 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  4. ^ "Ó Cuív restrains student at protest - The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 11, 2008". The Irish Times. 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  5. ^ "FEE activist 'manhandled' by minister at NUI Galway protest - Indymedia Ireland". Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  6. ^ (2008-12-22). "Are our students waking up? - Galway First - December 22, 2008". Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  7. ^ O'Connor, Kevin. "SIN :: One student arrested as Bertie Ahern prevented from appearing at NUI Galway". Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  8. ^ O'Connor, Kevin. "SIN :: "Not the end of RAG week"". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 

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