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DCU messed with the iconic Nubar chicken goujons, and the students are raging

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Feb 9th 2017, 10:24 AM 7,533 4

IF YOU WENT to DCU, you know the significance chicken goujons hold for the students there.

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The Nubar’s goujons and chips feed scores of hungry people every year, and are greatly missed by graduates – which is why the campus was rocked when, at the start of this semester, the powers that be decided to reduce the portion from five goujons to four.

The backlash was swift and merciless, and a #BringBackOurGoujon hashtag campaign was quickly mounted by the Students’ Union President Dylan Kehoe.

“We knew we could get a campaign going and people would rally around it,” he told DailyEdge.ie.

People are absolutely fuming. When I put up the status the other day it blew up, people I didn’t even know where commenting and tagging their friends. It’s mental!

Students from all faculties – Humanities, Science, Engineering and Computing – put aside their differences for a common cause:

The campaign was taken up a notch when SU Vice President James Donoghue chained himself to the Nubar fence in protest.

jamesdono Source: Dylan Kehoe

Kehoe told DailyEdge.ie that the chains were a “symbol” – a call for students to come out and support the campaign.

And it seems to have worked, as earlier this week Kehoe entered negotiations with Nubar staff. He says talks are ongoing, but he believes the fifth goujon will be reinstated soon.

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This hasn’t been decided yet but we’re hoping it will happen in the next couple of weeks.

 

Keep raging against that machine, DCU.

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