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UL Traveller Student Invited to Late Late

A Journalism and New Media student at UL was invited to the Late Late show after an article he wrote for An Focal in response to Peter Casey.   Martin Mongan, a member of the Travelling community, responded to Peter Casey’s controversial comments in the piece.   Within the article, the UL student says he was “disappointed but not surprised” …


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Limerick-based singer-songwriter Conor Ward will open for Mundy this Thursday in University Concert Hall

Mayo-raised, Limerick-based singer-songwriter Conor Ward is set to play University Concert Hall this Thursday.   It’s fitting his support slot for Mundy will will take place during UL Students Life Men’s Health Week, as mental health is something that is close to his heart.   It’s something he’s written about in his music, his latest single ‘Hope’ being a particularly …


UL named Irish University of the Year by the Sunday Times

University of Limerick (UL) has been named the Sunday Times Good University Guide Irish University of the Year 2019.   The Sunday Times University of the Year is a prestigious annual award given to a university or other higher education institution by The Sunday Times.   This is the second time the University have won the award, having previously claimed …

“I want people to see that UL and Limerick are safe places to be who you are”

The rainbow flag is flying outside Plassey House this week for Trans Health and Awareness Week. The rainbow flag is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride and LGBT social movements. It was raised two months after anti non-binary graffiti scrawled on a gender neutral toilet in the University of Limerick (UL) was discovered. This week, UL …

Songs Of Social Protest Book Launched in UL

A major collection of essays entitled Songs of Social Protest was launched this week at the University of Limerick (UL).   Award winning novelist Donal Ryan (Creative Writing, UL) launched the book, which was edited by UL lecturers Aileen Dillane, Martin J. Power, Eoin Devereux and Amanda Haynes, at the Glucksman Library yesterday afternoon.   The book features 33 contributions …

What does Budget 2019 do for Students? – Not A Lot

    The government has promised Budget 2019 will “put money back in people’s pockets,” but it seems that, as far as Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is concerned, students are not categorised as people. Another year, another budget and once again we’ve been forgotten about. Despite the soaring cost of student accommodation, there has been no rental capitations for student …

UL Students Drinking Habits Won’t Be Affected By Warning Labels

Controversial legislation to combat problem drinking has been passed by the Dáil this month. Applause met the passing of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill in the Dáil, but the introduction of cancer warnings on alcohol labels has received mixed reactions from the public. We polled over 200 students to see whether the introduction of cancer warnings on alcohol would make …

UL Students Get Inked For Suicide Awareness

MORE than 200 people are walking around Limerick city this week with fresh tattoos of semicolons adorning their wrists. Among them are University of Limerick (UL) students, some of whom queued for hours, to support the ‘Thumbs Up For Benny’ initiative and raise awareness about suicide. Queues formed around the Old Town Tattoo parlour on Cecil Street from 10.30 am …

Enactus UL Help Launch Pathways To Progress

University of Limerick students were involved in the launch of Citi Ireland’s ‘Pathways to Progress’ partnership with international nonprofit organisation Enactus Ireland recently. The Enactus UL team, and previous winners, helped launched the second year of the competition at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin. The Pathways to Progress initiative is a partnership between Enactus Ireland and global financial services company Citi …

Behind Stage Doors – Students Staffing UCH

This month University Concert Hall (UCH) celebrated 25 years. Geographically, it is situated right in the middle of UL, but it’s place at the centre of student life goes beyond location. It’s the place you go on Open Day, still unsure whether University of Limerick is the place for you. It’s the start of your day on Orientation Day, when …