Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh, Technology

First PS5 Details Revealed

By: Mike Finnerty The tech wizards over at Wired Magazine were fortunate enough to sit down with Mark Cerny, lead system architect for the PS4, and he talked them through the technical details for the still-unannounced PS5. The most significant addition to the PS5 will be the addition of a Solid State Drive. For those among us who have upgraded …


Arts & Culture, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

The Summer 2019 Movie Guide

By: Mike Finnerty With another academic year winding down, we’re on the way to the summer season. There’s no World Cup to distract everyone this year, so entertainment companies feel confident to actually release stuff again. With Love Island set to dominate TV screens again this summer, the cinema will become a place of refuge from vapid attention seekers. Here’s …


ULSL Goes Green: Motion on Climate Change passed by Student Council

Headline photo: ULSL represented at the last climate action by Limerick students on 15 April 2019. Photo credit: https://twitter.com/Fridaysforfut18?lang=en On Tuesday 26 March, Student Life passed a long-overdue motion that brings the student body back into line on environmental issues. The motion was ‘ULSL goes Green’ and was brought to council by three students and heavily supported by ULSL President …

Pet Semetary Review: Smarter Than Your Average Remake

By: Ciara Mannion Horror, mystery and the supernatural all come together for director’s Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer makeover of the 1989 film adaptation of Pet Sematary. Based on Stephen King’s classic novel, the film focuses on the family’s disturbing dealings with death. Starring Jason Clarke (finally not playing a character who’s being cheated on) Amy Seimetz (reminding us how …

Three-Mendous: UL Wins At Student Media Awards

Last night saw the 19th annual Student Media Awards take place in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. With a record number of nominations this year for the University of Limerick, it was inevitable it was going to take home some gongs, and it did. 4th year student Emil Trahan took home Radio Production Of The Year – News And Current …

Journalism@UL Celebrates Ten Years with Debate about the state of Journalism

By: Mike Finnerty Journalism and New Media celebrated its 10th anniversary today with an event in the GEMS Building. Keynote speaker Fergal Keane, BBC Africa editor, had his keynote address delivered over phone as he was due to travel to Sudan at short notice to report on the coup that is taking place in the country. “That’s the nature of …

Four To The (Debate) Floor: In Interview With Cian Quinlan

By: Nicky Anderson DJ by night and Politics student by day. When people think of DJ’s, they rarely follow that thought with Politics, and certainly not Politicians; except for maybe in the case of Carrick-on-Suir DJ and budding politician, Cian Butler-Quinlan. Well-known by his DJ handle, ‘Cian Cue,’ the 20-year-old University of Limerick student is currently studying a degree in …

Charity Week Raises €16,000 For Local Charities

By: Mike Finnerty February’s Charity Week was a roaring success, raising 16,000 Euro for four local charities in the process. With the help of over 40 student volunteers, students raised much-needed funds for charities in the Limerick area. Rape Crisis Mid-West, Limerick Suicide Watch, The Peter McVeery Trust and Clare’s Wish will each receive four thousand Euro. UL President Des …

Anytime Of The Month Campaign Gains Momentum

By Shannon Sweeney The “Anytime of the Month” initiative officially launched yesterday “in solidarity and support” with people experiencing period poverty. The campaign intends to help people find free sanitary products on campus when they can’t afford to buy them. The launch was held in the Common Room in the Student Life building at lunchtime on Monday. Founder Clodagh Guerin, …