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Recruitment Drive: UL Ready for war

By Seamus Toomey This year’s recruitment drive went off without a hitch last week and already UL’s army grows following the recruitment of over 1,000 new members. The University has increased it’s military personnel to 5,000 members in the past number of years, meaning its potential to invade and eradicate other colleges has significantly risen. […]
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Back with a Smashing Start!

By UL Badminton Club Welcome back from the Badminton Club! Second Semester is a busy term for the Club with many competitions running. The Limerick Leagues are beginning with UL being represented in five grades. We wish all our team members the best of luck. Last year our Grade E team won The All-Ireland in […]
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Parkour to flourish and expand this semester

By Adam Doherty UL Parkour is one of the few Parkour clubs in Irish universities. However this is increasing so this shows that parkour is finally growing as a sport and is just not something you see on the internet and wish you could do. So because of this I want the parkour community to […]
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The Positive Effects of Yik Yak

By Maoilíosa Ní Loideáin. One of the social media forms most used around campus and even off campus is Yik Yak.  This is an app in which a person can post anonymously a status or question.  You are in a specific group, My Herd, based on your location.  I have often viewed or sometimes even […]
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Time for a Scannain?

By Eilís Walsh   What year did you graduate from the University of Limerick and what was the University like at that time? I graduated in 2005. The University was about half the size it is today as the campus on the Clare side of the river had not really been developed. Thomond Village had […]
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A look through the archives

  Claire O’Brien   This week’s look through the archives contains an anonymous column from an upperclassman kind enough to give free sex education to the freshers of 2010. The writer, although anonymous is presumed to be male and by all accounts “top banter.” This casa nova divided his piece according to the gender binary, […]
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News

  • Charity Week 2016 charities

    By Ciara Corcoran BUMBLEance BUMBLEance was born out of the personal experience of Tony and Mary Heffernan. Tony and Mary’s daughter Saoirse and son Liam were just five years of age when they passed away from Battens disease, a rare fatal neurological condition, in January 2011 and May 2014 respectively.... Read more →

  • UL to host first RTÉ leaders debate

      By Tomás Heneghan   The University of Limerick’s Concert Hall (UCH) will host the first of the RTÉ broadcasted General Election debates, and the first ever RTE General Election TV debate to be held outside of Donnybrook in Dublin, next week.   The debate aims to feature seven party... Read more →

  • UL honours the late broadcasting legend Sir Terry Wogan

      By Eilís Walsh   The University of Limerick (UL) has paid tribute to the later BBC radio presenter, Sir Terry Wogan after he passed away last week.   Sir Wogan, a Limerick-born man had a strong connection to the University of Limerick and although he spent most of his... Read more →

Feature

  • Recruitment Drive: UL Ready for war

    By Seamus Toomey This year’s recruitment drive went off without a hitch last week and already UL’s army grows following the recruitment of over 1,000 new members. The University has increased it’s military personnel to 5,000 members in the past number of years, meaning its potential to invade and eradicate... Read more →

  • Back with a Smashing Start!

    By UL Badminton Club Welcome back from the Badminton Club! Second Semester is a busy term for the Club with many competitions running. The Limerick Leagues are beginning with UL being represented in five grades. We wish all our team members the best of luck. Last year our Grade E... Read more →

  • Parkour to flourish and expand this semester

    By Adam Doherty UL Parkour is one of the few Parkour clubs in Irish universities. However this is increasing so this shows that parkour is finally growing as a sport and is just not something you see on the internet and wish you could do. So because of this I... Read more →

Travel

  • Erasmus Diary: It’s Barca baby

    By Ryan O’ Rourke Sunny skies, sandy beaches and sweet sangria. That was the plan at least when I set off on my Erasmus adventure. To say I was nervous was an understatement. This would be my first time living abroad. But there was also an undercurrent of excitement. This... Read more →

  • Erasmus Diary

      By Sally Gorman   So the last two weeks have been busy busy busy. I have been job hunting and guess what? I got a job! Yes, I start in Goldsmiths Boutique Jewellers in the Arndale shopping centre this week and I am super excited.   Surprisingly, it wasn’t... Read more →

  • 5 amazing and strange things about Limerick

      By Bárbara Campos   1. Strong accent, creative slangs, but very friendly people If you don’t understand the strong accent of the people of Limerick or the special and creative Limerick slangs, don’t worry about it. Here you will find a very friendly people, so don’t be afraid or... Read more →

Events

  • City Boy Mixtape Review

    By Dean Maloney America was everything I expected and more. There was absolutely no reason to complain about this year’s trip to Florida and beyond; the Caribbean weather was exhilarating, the New Year had just begun and I was once again able to drink root beer on a regular basis.... Read more →

  • Six Word Stories

    By Dave Tierney Baby born. Different colour. Wife trouble. Last words send swords through memory. By Eli Cahn Evil dark lord defeated by love. Childhood friends. Married. Affairs, Still together. Read more →

  • Review: Go Set a Watchman

      By Graham Sturdy   Fifty five years after the publication of one of the best selling, culturally defining novels of the 20th century, comes Harper Lee’s second novel, ‘Go Set a Watchman’.  Lee’s first novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, is a story that resonated with multiple generations around the... Read more →

Sports

  • Back with a Smashing Start!

    By UL Badminton Club Welcome back from the Badminton Club! Second Semester is a busy term for the Club with many competitions running. The Limerick Leagues are beginning with UL being represented in five grades. We wish all our team members the best of luck. Last year our Grade E... Read more →

  • Student badminton tournament set new high

      By Brian Crowley   The annual Irish International Student Badminton Tournament (ISBT) hosted by the UL Wolves Badminton Club last month brought colleges from all over the country and even as far as the Czech Republic together. Over the course of the three days, participants got to play plenty... Read more →

  • UL Senior Hurlers and Ladies Footballers secure places in knockout stages of leagues

      The UL Senior ladies footballers made it 3 from 3 with an emphatic win over Maynooth University to book their place in the Division 1 league semi-final. Their opposition will be decided when DCU play UCD in the other group with the loser of that game facing the reigning... Read more →