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RTÉ News Editor Hilary McGouran Talks To Journalism Students

“Journalism has come a long way from having enough 50p pieces for the payphone”, that is according to Hilary McGouran, Managing Editor of RTÉ Television News. Ms McGouran came to UL on Wednesday 11th March to give a lecture on the skills that young journalists require to make it in broadcasting. McGouran, the first woman managing editor in RTÉ, believes …


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Marian O Donnell To Take Over As ULSU Academic Officer 2015/2016

Marian O Donnell has been elected as the next University of Limerick Students Union Vice President/Academic Officer having run a strong campaign based on her knowledge and understanding of the Co-Op Office among many other things. During a discussion on ULFM, Marian explained that she will be fighting an on-going battle in order to lower the cost of repeat exams …


Fr. Peter McVerry Warns of Escalating Homelessness Crisis

Fr. Peter McVerry, the founder of the Peter McVerry Trust, delivered a seminar at the University of Limerick to a capacity audience of faculty, staff and students this week.  His seminar focused on the failure of the state to respond to youth homelessness.   Fr. McVerry noted that in 2015 six people become homeless in Dublin each day. Fr. McVerry stated …

Colin “#ULWantSum” Clarke Elected ULSU President 2015/2016

University of Limerick Student Council Chairperson Colin Clarke has climbed his way through various positions on committee and council level in order to reach the goal he set himself when he began his journey in UL four years ago. Colin took to Facebook to announce his delight follow the election results: “On the first day of college during our first …

Onwards and Upwards For Welfare Woman Ciara Corcoran

Ciara Corcoran aka “Welfare Woman” is set to replace our current Students Union Welfare Officer Shane McCormack this coming June following her success in the 2015 sabbatical elections. Speaking on the night of the election results Ciara said: “I genuinely can’t believe it; the two girls ran such a strong campaign. It still hasn’t sunk in; I don’t think it …

Aldi Bus Replaces College Dinners And Is “more than sufficient” For Students

Reports to the Accommodation Office stated that students were walking over 20 minutes to do their shopping and getting a taxi home Now the Aldi bus runs every Monday evening at five and seven o’clock Sign up for the Aldi Bus service at ULaldibusrep@gmail.com The Aldi Bus service began in week seven and is set to continue on two routes every Monday evening until …

Accommodation Crisis For Incoming First Year Students

Plassey Village, Kilmurry Village, Thomond Village and Cappavilla Village are currently fully booked for incoming first year students next year. Accommodation is always a big issue as many students want to stay on campus, however year on year the rooms are taken up earlier and earlier. Last year the rooms were completely booked at the beginning of April. Speaking on …

UL Senior Hurlers Lift Fitzgibbon Cup For The Fourth Time

On a crisp March evening in Pairc Ui Rinn, University of Limerick defeated Waterford IT by seven points to lift the Independent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup for the 4th time in their history.  Both teams started off nervously and WIT went into a two point lead with scores from Gavin O Brien and Pauric Mahoney. In the third minute WIT were then …

Metalwork and Woodwork classes raise €270 in charity game

1st Year Metalworkers 2-05 1st Year Woodworkers 0-08 The first year class of future Metalwork teachers won the Schrodinger Cup after seeing off stiff competition from the team of Woodwork teachers in a friendly charity match on Monday 3rd of March. The match ,which saw €270 raised for the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol, was a highly contested one with both …