'Claire Byrne Live' Leaders Debate on campus, in partnership with RTÉ

  • Monday, 27 January
  • South Campus

As part of RTÉ's Election 2020 coverage, the ‘Claire Byrne Live’ leaders’ debate will take place on the NUI Galway campus on Monday, 27 January. The main focus of activities will be within the Bailey Allen Hall and adjacent facilities and buildings. In the spirit of openness, we are pleased that our campus community will host this significant event and welcome participants from across the country and political spectrum.

Impact on campus

  • Based on our understanding of the requirements for safe set-up, management and operation of the event, there will be impacts to the activities in some university buildings. The setup of various venues will commence from 8am Sunday morning, 26 January and will continue throughout Monday, 27 January.
  • Áras na Mac Léinn will, therefore, close early at 4pm on Monday 27 January to facilitate security arrangements and will re-open on Tuesday morning as normal. Some disruption to activities in other adjacent buildings are also required and these have been communicated to local building management.
  • We will be working with An Garda Síochána and RTÉ throughout the weekend and Monday to ensure that the event runs as smoothly as possible but additional restrictions may be applied over the coming days as plans develop.

Parking and access to South Campus

  • There will be some disruption to parking and access (vehicular and pedestrian) in the South Campus on Monday and Tuesday due to the parking of outside broadcast vehicles and equipment.


For more information, contact the Buildings & Estates Help Desk:

Thank you

We would like to express sincere thanks to our colleagues in Buildings and Estates, Commercial Services, Marketing and Communications, Audiovisual, ISS, Students’ Union, the Office of the Vice-President for Development and other colleagues for their support in making this event possible at short notice.

NUI Galway App

Keep up-to-date with news, events and alerts - download the NUI Galway App here

Policy for Campus Closure due to Severe Weather

Please familiarise yourself with the University's policy and procedures for responding to severe weather, by reading: