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Unsafe As Houses: Off-Campus Student Accommodation Faces Crime Problem

By: Di Tang Students living off-campus are prone to have more security problems than those living on-campus. More than five UL students living in Castletroy said that their houses were broken into by someone. They have not only suffered property loss, but some of them were terrified by the robbers with a knife. Crimes happen mainly in three areas in …


Arts & Culture, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Not So Marvel-Ous: Why The Success Of Avengers Is Bad For Films

By: Mike Finnerty Avengers: Endgame has decimated every box office opening weekend record in existence. United Kingdom, India, China, North America, Ireland’s records all fell before Thanos and friends. The fourth Avengers film surpassed even its own lofty expectations by delivering a 1.2 billion dollar opening weekend – nearly double of the previous record holder, Infinity War, which was released …


Calls For Entrepreneurial School In UL Grow Louder Amidst Student Success

By: Aaron Pang “I believe UL not having an entrepreneurial office or space is really kind of denying students’ opportunity,” UL Student Academic Officer Colin Lynch said. University of Limerick (UL) is in the only university in Ireland that does not have an entrepreneurial office dedicated to students, according to Colin. “We have fantastic projects coming out from UL now. …

Limerick Celebrates April Is Poetry Month

By: Ibinabo Enebi Headline photo courtesy of Limerick Writers Centre: L-R John W. Sexton, Cllr James Collins Dominic Taylor Limerick City celebrates a month-long event of exciting poetry, exhibitions and film as the Limerick Writers Centre marks this year’s April is Poetry Month. The Limerick City and County Mayor, Councillor James Collins speaking at the press launch of the event …

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 …

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 …