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 …


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 …


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 …

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 …

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 …

No Horsin’ Around: UL Outlines Race Day Plans

University Of Limerick Student Life have issued a statement surrounding Thursday’s Race Day festivities. They stressed that UL, Lit, Mary I, or any other third-level institution in the Limerick area are not involved in the organisation, running or logistical elements. Over 7,000 third-level students across Ireland are expected to attend the event on Thursday, April 11th. The statement said that …

Library Opening Times Updated For Exam Season

Red Bulls will be chugged, meals will be skipped, breakdowns will be had, that’s right, it’s exam and essay writing season! To facilitate this, the Glucksman Library has updated it’s opening hours – it’s first summer exam season since last years face lift. Starting Monday, the library will be open from 7am on weekday mornings, and will close at midnight. …

The Best Athletes Turned Politicians

By: Mike Finnerty Athletes and politicians are alike in a lot of ways. They’re always under tremendous pressure, if they do something wrong they never hear the end of it, and occasionally they show moments of either inspired genius or baffling ineptitude. Here’s our list of the best athletes who turned their hand to politics. Jack Lynch Sporting life: 6 …

Rage Against The Machine: The Last Band That Mattered

By: Mike Finnerty You’ve all heard Killing In The Name at some stage in your life. Be it at prinks, on Grand Theft Auto, Costie’s, or that Christmas number one campaign in 2009, you’ve heard it. It was the calling card of the last truly socially relevant band, Rage Against The Machine. That intro riff hits with the force of …