Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh

Female Representation In Video Games: From Then To Now

Whenever you think of female characters in gaming, two examples immediately spring to mind – Samus Aran from the Metroid franchise and Bayonetta. Both are examples of strong female characters, can hold their own in combat, and do it in style. With the exception of Samus however, most female characters in the early days of gaming were either plot devices …


Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh

Bel Canto: Book Review

Inspired by the hostage taking situation at the Japanese embassy in Peru in 1996, Ann Patchett decided that it was missing one thing – an opera singer. In this captivating rendition of life or death, she corrects the deficit but in doing so creates a fantastical and defiantly romantic read. But it’s not as light-hearted as you may think. American …


Remarkable Female Graduates from UL

By: Ivan Smyth As today is International Women’s Day, we’re looking back at some of the many female graduates who have made an impact locally, nationally and internationally. The people chosen have excelled in their fields through hard work and perseverance. Mary Lou McDonald – Dublin Central TD and President of Sinn Féin The Current leader of Sinn Féin studied …

Reflecting On The Different Female Friendships In My Life On International Women’s Day

By: Jessica Doyle On International Women’s Day, I reflect on the joys and complexities of the female friendships in my life. It’s impossible to talk about a highly personal topic like female friendship without drowning in a dense swamp of cliché – but I’ll do my best. Childhood Friends I have a couple of friendships from school that have lasted …

What Podcasts To Binge-Listen To This Weekend

By: Martin Mongan Podcasts are so hot right now. People listen to podcasts on their commute to college, at the gym, out running or walking, or studying. Here are some of my favourite podcasts available to listen to on YouTube or to stream on Spotify or the ‘Podcast’ app on your Apple devices. The Joe Rogan Experience If you have …

New Student Life President, Welfare and Academic Officers Elected

By: Mike Finnerty This year’s Sabbatical Officers election campaign has ended, and within the last hour, news has broken that the trio of Jack Scanlan, Serena Hare and Colin Lynch have won the vote. The trio campaigned on a platform of sweeping medical and practical changes through campus. Newly-elected Student Life President Jack Scanlan campaigned on a number of issues, …

Science Boost For University As Multi-Million Investment Announced For UL

By: Mike Finnerty One hundred thirty-nine students will soon be training and learning at a state-of-the-art €13.6 million building dubbed “The Centre for Research Training” at the University of Limerick. News of the investment came on Tuesday, at an event at the University, with Heather Humphreys TD Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, and Minister of State for Training, Skills, …

Student Life Host Election Hustings Ahead Of Thursday Vote

By Shannon Sweeney The Jean Monet theatre hosted the Student Union election hustings last night. The event, chaired by Declan Mills, was an opportunity for students find out about the candidates for the Student Life offices before voting day. Welfare candidate Serena Hare says it’s important for students to use their vote. “Whoever you vote for, it’s your choice but …