Editor 2018-03-17

University of Limerick’s School of English, Irish, and Communication, in conjunction with the School of Education and Gender Arc @ UL hosted a day-long symposium entitled “Gender, Sexuality, and Citizenship” on Wednesday, 21st February, followed by a guest lecture from prominent queer theorist, transgender activist and educator Prof Jack Halberstam.   The positive reception of […]

Ciara Ferguson 2018-03-16

The name of the student has been changed on request. The best thing about moving out of your family home is the freedom it entails. The majority of people who attend university tend to live on campus for their first year. This is a brilliant way to make new friends and get to know the […]

Nicky Andersen 2018-03-15

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) students have today begun their third day of protests against the decision to introduce a €450 charge for students who fail an examination and have to re-sit.   Vice Provost for the college, Chris Morash says that the flat charge will ensure a fairer system as although 1700 students who fail […]

Kate Devaney 2018-03-15

Want to kick those initial international student fears? Spending a semester or two away from home can be quite daunting. Not only will it most likely be the longest time away from your family, but many international students go somewhere all by themselves and being separated from your friends in a completely alien atmosphere can […]

Erin Carey 2018-03-14

For most people, Mother’s Day morning is spent running out for last minute flowers, attempting to cook breakfast-in-bed and frantically half-wrapping that gift you ran out for last night. However, for a certain group of people, this normality was changed as they decided instead to celebrate a different mother this holiday: Mother Nature. On Mother’s […]

Siobhan Macloingsigh 2018-03-14

If your morning routine included reading about your co-worker’s dissatisfaction with Tesco’s plastic footprint, ogling at a photo of your second-cousin’s baby or commenting on Leo’s media budget, there is a strong possibility that you used a form of social media. The rise of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites has caused even the […]

Editor 2018-03-14

Name: Brian Crowley From: Depends who’s asking! Castlebar in County Mayo is where I grew up and went to school but my extended family are from Cork city. I’m from Limerick originally though and since returning for college over three years ago it has kind of become home to me. Why’d you decide to run? I think […]

Caoimhe Hennigan 2018-03-14

Name: Matthew Murphy Age: 22 Course of study and year: Aeronautical Engineering, 4th year Where are you from: Graignamangh, Co. Kilkenny. Good spot.   Why did you decide to run? I’m running because I can make it through a three-hour movie no bother, but after 20 minutes of a lecture I’m falling asleep. I want […]

Kyle Lehane 2018-03-13

Name: Ciarán O’Brien From: Oranmore, Co. Galway Why did you decide to run? I decided to run because I felt that the Students Union could do a lot more for its members, and I think I have the ability to make the changes which are needed to make the union better for everyone. Have you always been […]

Kyle Lehane 2018-03-13

Name: Cormac O’Brien From:  Churchtown, Mallow, Co. Cork Why did you decide to run? I ran as a result of lack of care for people with Disabilities Have you always been involved with the SU? I worked with Paul Lee with Clubs and Societies executive, and I also used to be a part of Sinn Féin […]