Editor 2012-02-01

The positions of both Campaigns & Engagement and Communications Officers have been scrapped following today’s Emergency General Meeting. The quorate meeting, which was held in the John Monnet Lecture theatre, continued for quite some time, and is believed to have run for well in excess of three hours. An indepth story and comment will follow […]

Editor 2012-01-25

A PLETHORA of multifaceted upgrades and adjustments have taken place at ULFM over the Christmas break. A complete rearrangement of the studio has taken place with a view to improving the technical efficiency of the station, along with providing an increased level of aesthetics and space for presenters and their guests. Some new equipment and […]

Editor 2012-01-25

  Let me begin be stating that I am not promoting SOPA, PIPA or any form of intent to regulate the internet beyond the bounds of what is democratic, ethical and fair. I am not for censorship for the benefit of any one person, company or political party. Now that this affair is cleared up […]

Editor 2012-01-19

I remember speaking to my father regarding his life prior to his now marital existence. Before the days of wife and children he was a man of idealism, of leftist leanings and full of the little tittering presence of rebellion. Leaving rural Ireland for Dublin he embarked on a journey that would take him through […]

Editor 2012-01-19

Everybody should do just one thing by themselves once in their life. With this in mind I decided on a 15 day vacation with only the company of me, myself and I. For the destination, I choose Italy. I wanted culture, passion and life. La dolce vita was only a plane journey away. My first […]

Editor 2012-01-19

    I must confess to being taken aback by my first impressions of Lucca, the fortified settlement that was my third destination. The crowds were bus trippers trespassing for the day, ice cream and camera in hand. However behind this veneer is a city so beautiful it takes your breath away. An entire day […]

Editor 2012-01-19

UL car parking is to be reduced according to Limerick City Council. “Limerick Smarter Travel” is a set of proposals put forward in an effort to encourage cycling and walking throughout Limerick. UL forms a major part of the proposals, with it hoped vehicular traffic to the campus could be halved. Notwithstanding the good intention […]

Editor 2012-01-19

    AROUND 20 years ago, I left the country for the first time on an Aer Lingus Jumbo Jet. It was an age when not only I was born, but transatlantic travel was a relatively novel concept. Aer Lingus introduced the Irish nation to the notion of comfortable, swift (considering the distance) and somewhat […]

Editor 2012-01-19

DEATH by falling from a chair after excess consumption of donuts is quite the unfortunate if interesting fate. ‘Skippy Dies’, Paul Murray’s second novel, tells of such a tale. I came by the book quite by chance. A trip to Easons to buy a 50 cent packet of chewing gum resulted in being lured in […]

Editor 2012-01-19

  OVER the weekend I became irate. In an inexplicable fit of frustration, I had a wanton desire to fling my Blackberry as far as humanly possible. Not because it wasn’t working correctly. Oh no, it does that too well! But it was providing me with too much rubbish. Ironically enough, as if by some […]