#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 14°C Monday 2 August 2021

College says naked strippers performing on campus was "totally unacceptable"

The President of Maynooth Students’ Union has denied the performers were paid for using college funds.

Image: women's knickers via Shutterstock

Updated at 1.25pm

COLLEGE AUTHORITIES AT NUI Maynooth are investigating an event held on campus at which naked female strippers performed.

A fake stag party was held ahead of an official Students’ Union (SU) event – a mock wedding between Mal Callan from NUIM and a member of DCU Student’s Union.

Callan was formerly the Events Officer at Maynooth Students’ Union, but stepped down ahead of the stag party, SU President Ben Finnegan told TheJournal.ie.

College funds

Finnegan denied that the strippers were paid for using SU funding, and that students will be given access to the financial records as soon as they are finalised.

He explained the party was organised by students, and that SU and campus authorities were not aware the event was taking place.


Although linked to an official event and held in the campus bar, this stag party was unofficial.

A number of strippers performed at the event, and are said to have stripped completely naked.

It is understood that pictures of the event were posted online, but have since been removed.

In a statement, NUI Maynooth condemned the behaviour, calling it “totally unacceptable”

We have complained in the strongest possible regard to the officers of the Students Union. Our Security Department is establishing the facts of what took place, with a view to taking strong disciplinary action.

Students are staging a Students Against Sexism protest on campus this afternoon.

Originally published 6.30am

Read: Hen party mistake police for strippers >

About the author:

Nicky Ryan

Read next: