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UL Professor curates event on The Fall, cult Manchester rock band

UL’s Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster are curating a one-day Symposium to assess the musical and cultural legacy of The Fall.  With numerous albums and countless line ups,  The Fall, led by the late Mark E. Smith remain one of the most influential bands to come out of the Post-Punk Manchester Scene.   Combining spoken word, lyrical poetry, surrealism and, …


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UL Arena to host Badminton International to support Limerick Suicide Watch

If you have been out and about in Limerick and walked around the banks of the River, you’ll have seen the Orange Angels of the night patrolling the city’s river banks. Limerick Suicide Watch, as well as other volunteer groups have no doubt played their part in reducing the number of deaths by suicide in Limerick. The volunteer groups are …


Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa see off England to clinch 3rd title

The 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) final was played out in Yokohama. A repeat of 2007, England was out for revenge while South Africa looked to remind England of it with another final win. Both teams were fully deserving of reaching the final, with England being seen as the favourites. Handre Pollard kicked off his final with a missed kick …

The Halloween TV special that terrified a nation: A Ghostwatch retrospective

Picture, if you will, a world without being able to rewind the show you were watching on television. Unthinkable to people of a certain age, fact of life for another demographic. The technological advancement so many of us take for granted is the core of what makes today’s topic, BBC’s Ghostwatch from 1992, that much more terrifying. Ghostwatch tells the …

All the posts you would see on early 2010’s Facebook

By: Zoha Khan Hello, and welcome back to the early 2010s. A time of technological and political revolution… As well as a time of nostalgia and complete and utter regret. We all remember what it was like to be in those first few years of secondary school. Puberty had just started to hit like a truck. Everyone had acne. The …

Breaking Of Wesson’s Boys: Winning society collaboration paints promising picture

The UL Drama Society and Film Society finally witnessed the fruits of their labors on Tuesday evening at the premiere of their new short film, The Breaking of Wesson’s Boys. The film was shown in the University Concert Hall in front of a sold-out audience, which included the members of the cast and crew. The Breaking of Wesson’s Boys is …

New UL logo backlash: Petition hits 2,000 signatures

The University of Limerick’s new lime green and forest green logo has received extreme backlash from students since it was revealed last Tuesday. The rebranding project was the result of a €100,000 effort, an amount which some students feel should have been used for more pressing needs at the university. A petition called “Repeal the Re-branding of the University of …

Why are people so interested by horror films? An Focal asks a horror film director

Given that Halloween is just around the corner, An Focal set out to discover the psychology of horror films. Why are people so fascinated by the horror genre? Paddy Murphy is a writer, producer, and director who deals almost exclusively within the horror genre. He notes Nightmare on Elm Street as his earliest memory of a horror film but, it …

Terminator: Dark Fate review: A franchise out of ideas

Terminator: Dark Fate is the sixth instalment in the long-running Terminator franchise. With franchise creator James Cameron returning to produce, as well as a few familiar faces, some had high hopes for this; I wasn’t one of them. Dark Fate retcons the previous three films to bring Cameron’s vision to life, as he sees this as a direct sequel to …

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa see off Wales to book final place

Wales and South Africa played out a tight affair in the final 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) semi-final. Nothing could separate the two teams on paper, both seen as even in quality. Wales came into the game looking to continue their winning streak. They were on top form but needed their best game yet if they were to progress. South …