Clubs&Socs

Sun and medals galore in Valencia for UL Wolves Handball

  On October 9th, ten UL students made the trip from the wintery conditions in Limerick to the sun soaked streets of Massamagrell, Valencia to compete in the Spanish One Wall ProTour Open. They joined another 90 players from seven countries in a festival of outdoor handball.   In the Men’s C singles, 8 UL players competed in the group …


Co-op – Making tea or making headlines? It’s your choice

  By Jennifer Purcell   Choosing your co-op placement can be quite a daunting and stressful time, where do you even begin? I am a third year Journalism and New Media student, I am currently on my co-op placement in the Limerick Leader. Although I had never imagined myself working in a newspaper, now, I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else. …

Opinion: Arts postgraduates and UL’s precarious employment

  By Declan Mills   As Faculties Rep on the PSU Executive and Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS) Rep on the PSU Council, I am dealing on a daily basis with the concerns facing postgraduates. At the moment the biggest concerns, particularly within AHSS, can be grouped under the umbrella of precarious employment.   Issues including a lack of …

The Queen of Ireland: Comedy gold with heavy dashes of joy and sorrow

  By Tomás Heneghan   It’s Panti time! And no better timing than recent weeks for this moving story to be released into the wilds of Irish cinema.   The Queen of Ireland, as I’m sure many people already know, channels the life and energy of drag artist, Rory O’Neill as the one and only Panti Bliss. But more than …

Tolerance is not, was never, and should never be enough

  By Tomás Heneghan   Five months on from May 22nd and marriage equality was finally signed into law late last week. Celebrations because now LGBT people in Ireland can not only marry the person they love, but isn’t it a fantastic symbol of tolerance and the new wonderful tolerant Ireland?   No. Tolerance is not some magnificent gift from …

Puppies! The fluffier side of SoUL Fest

  By Seamus Toomey   The masses gathered, slowly a few at a time congregating outside the Students’ Union. You could feel the difference, there was anticipation in the air, and you could see the questions resting on the tips of everyone’s tongues. Confused I looked around at the gathering crowd wondering what was about to happen.   After ten …