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UL President calls for more Government funding as UL remain static in University Rankings

University of Limerick President Dr. Des Fitzgerald has called for more Government funding as Irish third-level institutions all lost ground in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings list. The headline figure being touted in the Irish media on Thursday was Dublin’s Trinity College dropping out of the top 100 worldwide, but closer to home, the University of Limerick is …


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UL Consent Workshops Shine Light On Grey Areas

Consent Workshops will be given during week three of tutorials across the Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Department. UL Student Union Welfare Officer, Serena Hare, aims to continue the initiative from last year where an estimated 1,000 students attended a consent workshop. Serena said UL are “way ahead of the game” in terms of rolling out the consent initiative university-wide. …


Nando’s to open in Limerick

Load up those Snapchat filters and overthought Instagram captions; Nando’s is opening in Limerick. The South African chain already has 15 restaurants in Dublin, Cork, Derry and Belfast, but now UL students won’t have to travel far to get a dab of Peri-Peri sauce. As revealed by the Limerick Leader’s Fintan Walsh on today’s front page, the restaurant will be …

Pretty Fly For A Wi-Fi: UL internet gets upgrade

It’s one of the banes of any UL’s student existence. Trying to maintain a consistent Wi-Fi signal throughout campus is typically hit and miss for many students. It’s entirely possible to walk from Dromroe Village to the Sports Arena and have the internet connection drop out and come back like an indecisive Arts student. But thanks to the tech wizards …

TikTok: It’s Like Vine, But Different

By: Meghan McEniry Brosnan Ever since Vine shut down in 2016, the internet has cried, begged and tweeted for a replacement to their beloved app, but nothing has come close. However, with the rise of TikTok, has the day finally arrived? What exactly is TikTok? TikTok is a video-sharing app with more than 500 million users worldwide that lets you …

Limerick Mental Health Week launches

The University of Limerick, along with Limerick Suicide Watch, Samaritans, Mary I, Lit, Limerick City and County Council and Jigsaw among others, have joined forces to promote Limerick Mental Health week. Emer Casey, one of the organisers of Limerick Mental Health Week, said “it’s a difficult issue to broach, especially in light of what’s been happening in this city recently, …

All-Ireland Football Final Preview: Will Dublin win 5-in-a-row?

By: Jamie Dowling The much anticipated All-Ireland Football final replay takes place this Saturday at 6pm. Croke Park will serve as the backdrop when  two of the most decorated counties in GAA history, Kerry and Dublin, will battle it out for All-Ireland glory. Dublin are on the cusp of making history by becoming the first team to do five All-Ireland …

Lover by Taylor Swift review: A return to form

The quintessential American sweetheart is back with a fantastic seventh album. Lover has got us talking almost as much as we did when the Katy Perry – Taylor Swift feud was a thing. The album is a welcome return to form after the indulgent misstep that was Reputation. Lover possesses a new attitude that is just as spellbinding as her …

State Of Play: How Ireland Could Qualify For Euro 2020

Euro 2020 is around the corner. The 32 nation tournament is being held across 13 different cities, including Dublin. The 2020 installation of the tournament is being spread across 13 different cities to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament. Ireland have qualified for the last 2 Euros, and we are top of our group at time of writing. Ireland …