News, Politics

Journalism@UL Celebrates Ten Years with Debate about the state of Journalism

By: Mike Finnerty Journalism and New Media celebrated its 10th anniversary today with an event in the GEMS Building. Keynote speaker Fergal Keane, BBC Africa editor, had his keynote address delivered over phone as he was due to travel to Sudan at short notice to report on the coup that is taking place in the country. “That’s the nature of …


Arts & Culture, Features, Fuinneamh, Politics

Four To The (Debate) Floor: In Interview With Cian Quinlan

By: Nicky Anderson DJ by night and Politics student by day. When people think of DJ’s, they rarely follow that thought with Politics, and certainly not Politicians; except for maybe in the case of Carrick-on-Suir DJ and budding politician, Cian Butler-Quinlan. Well-known by his DJ handle, ‘Cian Cue,’ the 20-year-old University of Limerick student is currently studying a degree in …


Charity Week Raises €16,000 For Local Charities

By: Mike Finnerty February’s Charity Week was a roaring success, raising 16,000 Euro for four local charities in the process. With the help of over 40 student volunteers, students raised much-needed funds for charities in the Limerick area. Rape Crisis Mid-West, Limerick Suicide Watch, The Peter McVeery Trust and Clare’s Wish will each receive four thousand Euro. UL President Des …

Anytime Of The Month Campaign Gains Momentum

By Shannon Sweeney The “Anytime of the Month” initiative officially launched yesterday “in solidarity and support” with people experiencing period poverty. The campaign intends to help people find free sanitary products on campus when they can’t afford to buy them. The launch was held in the Common Room in the Student Life building at lunchtime on Monday. Founder Clodagh Guerin, …

No Horsin’ Around: UL Outlines Race Day Plans

University Of Limerick Student Life have issued a statement surrounding Thursday’s Race Day festivities. They stressed that UL, Lit, Mary I, or any other third-level institution in the Limerick area are not involved in the organisation, running or logistical elements. Over 7,000 third-level students across Ireland are expected to attend the event on Thursday, April 11th. The statement said that …

Red Bull Paper Wings Takes Flight in UL

By: Xiaohui Wu More than 30 students took part in The Red Bull Paper Wings competition held in the University of Limerick (UL) last Friday. The paper airplane competition is divided into two parts – one for the farthest distance and the other for the longest airtime. International Student Darragh Kelleher won the distance category with 43.9 meters, while Peter …

Library Opening Times Updated For Exam Season

Red Bulls will be chugged, meals will be skipped, breakdowns will be had, that’s right, it’s exam and essay writing season! To facilitate this, the Glucksman Library has updated it’s opening hours – it’s first summer exam season since last years face lift. Starting Monday, the library will be open from 7am on weekday mornings, and will close at midnight. …

UL Postgraduate Student’s Union Election Results

Abraham Ireland and Sanjana Kumar have been elected President and Vice President respectively of the UL Post Graduate Student Union. 413 people voted in this year’s election. Sanjana Kumar was voted in as Vice President with 197 votes. Sanjana’s campaign manifesto included policies on opening the post-grad space on weekends, post-graduate facilities and an affordable alternative to Spar. Abraham Ireland …

How To Tackle Plastic Pollution On Campus

By Cian O’ Broin. We live in an age of richly sourced information. There has never been a time quite like it. Technology and mass media have helped create a collective conscience that understands the vitality of progress and preservation. All around the world people are waking up to the fact that passivity is no longer an option. Last week, …