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Campaign Launched to Encourage Students Not To Go Home Alone Galway City’s Skeff Bar & Kitchen launch ‘Tag Team’

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Tag Team Group: Marie Whyte, Console’s Counselling Manager, Amy Kelly, GMIT Students’ Union Welfare Officer, Mary Brennan, The Skeff Bar & Kitchen, Assistant Manager, Jimmy McGovern, NUI, Galway Students’ Union Welfare Officer and GMIT student Niall Gibbons launch Tag Team, an initiative promoting personal safety among students after a night out.

A Galway City bar has launched a campaign aimed at students encouraging them to set up a tag team when out socialising. ‘Tag Team’ was the brainchild of General Manager Brian O’Toole who says that increasing incidents of young people failing to return home after nights out prompted his staff to do something.

“Our staff are mainly young adults and like all of us, they are affected by the perceived rise in missing persons especially after nights out. Social media has raised the profile of these cases but I found that it was a regular topic of conversation during staff meetings and generally during the working day. So I asked, ‘what can we do?’”

Tag Team will run during February and March and students from all over Ireland are encouraged to get involved in the campaign.


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