Nicky Andersen 2018-03-09

  Moving away for college was always something I had wanted to do, yet when I expressed this desire to any of my friends or family they always replied with the same question- how are you going to manage living away from home and being a coeliac? And yes, it was tough at first, but […]

Aisling O Connor 2018-03-09

Students and cooking are two words not commonly associated with each other, nor are students known to eat particularly healthy. We all have to tighten our belts and wallets from time to time and try to live off 25 cent Aldi instant noodles, but the chances are, if you’re eating crap, then you’re going to […]

Aisling O Connor 2018-03-09

Gym memes are a popular phenomenon on social media. We’ve all seen videos of people doing things wrong in the gym and most of the responses to them are people finding it funny, but is gym shaming really okay? An Focal conducted a Twitter survey to find out how students felt about gym memes and […]

Cathal O Sullivan 2018-03-09

The 90th annual Academy Awards took place earlier this week, with Jimmy Kimmel playing host to the prestigious ceremony. The Shape of Water was the big winner at the 90th Academy Awards last night, winning both Best Picture and Best Director for Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro’s enchanting fantasy film also won Best Original Score […]

Aisling O Connor 2018-03-08

Rise and Repeal began at 12:12pm on March 8th, International Women’s Day, with a minutes silence for the 12 women a day who fly to the UK for abortions. The event was organized by the University of Limerick’s Feminist Society. “We are here at this bridge to support anyone who has gone to England for […]

Jason McNicholas 2018-03-08

Yet again, Marvel Studios knocks it out of the park by introducing a new member to their ever-growing pantheon of heroes; this time with the first black-led superhero movie of the MCU, Black Panther. Spring boarding off his impressive debut in Civil War, Chadwick Boseman barely misses a beat as T’Challa, the new king of […]

Nicole Glennon 2018-03-08

Wyvern Lingo – I Love You, Sadie     Pillow Queens – Favourite     Maria Kelly – Stitches     LAOISE – Rich     Imelda May – Black Tears   Saint Sister – Causing Trouble     Ailbhe Reddy – Fingertips   Emma Langford – Closed Book   Bonzai – I Feel Alright […]

Kyle Lehane 2018-03-07

When you think of the word ‘Priest’, many connotations come to mind. Some are positive, whilst others not so much. Now imagine a priest surrounded by hormonal, brutally honest teenagers who is more open to change than the Pope. “If [the Catholic Church] doesn’t change then it will die, but maybe it has to die […]

Megan Thornton 2018-03-07

On February 1st, UL Feminist Society and UL for Choice held a Conversation for Choice in the Jonathan Swift Theatre. The event included speakers from several pro-choice groups such as Parents4choice, Lawyers4choice, Medstudents4Choice, disability rights activist Aisling Kenny and Labour TD Jan O’ Sullivan. The event was held as part of a week of events […]

Aisling O Connor 2018-03-07

It’s been one hundred years since Irish women were granted the right to vote – albeit only women over thirty with property or a university education were the given the opportunity. However, this was the start that was needed to push forward to extend the right to vote to all women, as it stands today. […]