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Erasmus Diary: Opening my eyes to new worlds

By Eilis Walsh I have been living in Gent, Belgium for just over two and a half weeks now. But it feels like I have lived here forever. Funny as I barely have two sentences of Dutch to my name. I haven’t yet tired of exploring the seemingly never ending nooks and crannies of Gent….

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Self-Defence Law Knowledge Vital for All

By Aisling O’Connor The UL Krav Maga and SAMBO club held a self-defence seminar earlier this month. The seminar featured two barristers and a member of An Garda Síochána speaking about the laws surrounding self-defence. “Krav Maga is known for its real world situations,” Krav Maga and SAMBO President, Stephen Linnane said. The seminar informed…

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Student Protest Greets Enda Kenny As He Visits UL

By Paul Saunders Over one hundred UL students turned out to protest against third level fees as Enda Kenny launched the €86 million Bernal Institute. The protesters were comprised of students from a variety of the universities societies such as Out in UL, Sinn Féin society, Social Democrats and many students who joined the protest…

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Haute Hacks

By Kathleen O’Sullivan We all like new and we all like current things but being students that are on the border of destitution there’s little hope in achieving this all of the time. It’s a choice between basic necessities and that dress. Sigh. The alternative is putting the thinking cap of your eight-year-old self on…

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10 Mistakes I Made In My First Semester

By Nicole Glennon 1) Signing up for all the societies (and paying for them all) If you’re like me you ended up blowing your allowance for week two on Clubs and Soc’s only to find out four of them all meet at 6pm on a Wednesday. First mistake; actually paying for all these on Recruitment…

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Being Visually Impaired On Campus

By Yash Sanghvi Josh Stundon (23) is a Human Rights and Criminal Justice student here in the University of Limerick (UL), and has already completed a bachelor degree in Law Plus. Josh has been blind since he was four and a half months old. “There are a lot of people who are visually impaired but…

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UL’s Own Limerick Lady Performs to Packed House at Dolan’s Pub

By Hannah Carr-Murphy One of Ireland’s best up-and-coming singer/songwriters walks among us at University of Limerick. Emma Langford, proud Limerick native and alumna of the Irish World Academy’s BA Voice and Dance program, recently performed to a packed house upstairs at Dolan’s Pub on the Dock Road in Limerick City. This was Langford’s second time…

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Students’ Union Hosts Consent Workshops

By Rebecca Laffan Rape Crisis Midwest Executive Director Miriam Duffy spoke to UL students on the pressing issue of sexual consent last Monday. The talk, organised by ULSU, aimed to normalise speech around consent and encourage students to know their rights around bodily autonomy. Ms Duffy broke down the issue that many find difficult to…

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Students Warned Over Stolen Laptops

By Paul Saunders Students are advised to be on high alert as numerous laptops have been stolen from the library in recent weeks. Last week, two Apple MacBooks worth over €2000 each were stolen when students left their belongings unattended for a few short minutes. The majority of students leave their belongings unattended in the…

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Tim And Ali Review

By Maxine Bramley Last week the Stables Club was delighted to welcome back the duo, Tim and Ali, onto their stage for the Music Societies Open Mic night. The duo have taken the stage at UL several times over the years and UL’s students have always been in for a treat at their shows to…

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