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UL President salutes Climate Action marches

University of Limerick President Dr. Des Fitzgerald has hailed those involved in today’s Climate Action marches on campus, and within Limerick itself. In an email to all staff and students this afternoon, Dr. Fitzgerald said he “admires and support the students across the world and on our campus, in our city and across the region that are taking part in …


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BREAKING: Student Life condemn alleged racial abuse incident

University of Limerick Student Life have launched an investigation into an alleged racial abuse by a group of young men this week. A student was alleged to have been racially by a group on campus on Thursday evening at 9pm. The student in question has made contact with the University’s student support co-coordinator, and Student Life have implored anyone with …


UL President calls for more Government funding as UL remain static in University Rankings

University of Limerick President Dr. Des Fitzgerald has called for more Government funding as Irish third-level institutions all lost ground in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings list. The headline figure being touted in the Irish media on Thursday was Dublin’s Trinity College dropping out of the top 100 worldwide, but closer to home, the University of Limerick is …

Nando’s to open in Limerick

Load up those Snapchat filters and overthought Instagram captions; Nando’s is opening in Limerick. The South African chain already has 15 restaurants in Dublin, Cork, Derry and Belfast, but now UL students won’t have to travel far to get a dab of Peri-Peri sauce. As revealed by the Limerick Leader’s Fintan Walsh on today’s front page, the restaurant will be …

Pretty Fly For A Wi-Fi: UL internet gets upgrade

It’s one of the banes of any UL’s student existence. Trying to maintain a consistent Wi-Fi signal throughout campus is typically hit and miss for many students. It’s entirely possible to walk from Dromroe Village to the Sports Arena and have the internet connection drop out and come back like an indecisive Arts student. But thanks to the tech wizards …

Limerick Mental Health Week launches

The University of Limerick, along with Limerick Suicide Watch, Samaritans, Mary I, Lit, Limerick City and County Council and Jigsaw among others, have joined forces to promote Limerick Mental Health week. Emer Casey, one of the organisers of Limerick Mental Health Week, said “it’s a difficult issue to broach, especially in light of what’s been happening in this city recently, …

UL Turns 30: A Look At What Else Happened In 1989

By: Mike Finnerty This year marks 30 years since the University of Limerick gained University status. The University of Limerick was founded in 1972, but did not gain University status until 1989. It became the University we study, play, and eat delicious Stables chicken fillet rolls in today after the passing of the Universities Act in 1989. In June, a …

UL Journalism graduate joins News2Day team

Aisling Moloney, from Dungarven, County Waterford, has been announced as the latest addition to the news2day team. The television news programme, aimed at children, airs on RTÉ 2 and RTÉ News Now, and is enjoying is 16th season, after debuting in 2003. Aisling studied journalism and new media at University of Limerick. During her time at the University of Limerick, she …

UCH Releases Winter Cinema Line-Up

The University Concert Hall (UCH) have announced their slate of films for the upcoming Winter season. The screenings kick off on Monday, September 23rd with a screening of the timeless Grease. The 1978 musical made household names of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, and the songs from the soundtrack have becoming ingrained into the public consciousness, like any good musical. …

Game On At UL: Esports Research Lab Opens

By: Mike Finnerty Ireland’s first-ever Esports research lab has opened at the University of Limerick. Lero, a cutting-edge Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre, will conduct studies to boost the performance of international standard amateur and professional Esports players. It is hoped that UL will become the proving ground for Ireland’s next Esports superstar. Esports, or competitive video gaming, has …