Editor 2012-04-24

STUDENTS involved in An Focal, ULFM and Cellar Door have been nominated for various awards at this year’s Smedias (Student Media) awards. The ceremony, which takes place this Thursday in the Ballsbridge Hotel Dublin, will be presented by TV personality Dermot Whelan. In previous years, it has been hosted by well-known Irish personalities such as Katherine […]

Editor 2012-04-23

A RECENT Irish Times report reflects on a reality that we might wish to ignore. Third level teaching in Ireland is stale. While some of you might think UL is great, unfortunately in the greater scale of things, it quite worryingly, is not. The primary function and purpose of a University is to facilitate research […]

Editor 2012-04-14

12th of April 2012 saw the UL RAG Society host RAGSTOCK charity gig in aid of Pieta House of Limerick for suicide and self-harm prevention. A mix of acts including Petri Chor and Ka tet were billed but The Original Rudeboys would be the much anticipated headline act. Arriving late to The Stables I was […]

Editor 2012-03-28

I’M FOREVER searching for an unbeatable crime novel. I have a penchant for Scandinavian things, so call me bias but I guess this book struck all the right chords. It’s author Stieg Larsson has won overwhelming posthumous acclaim, mostly thanks to its Hollywood display. Aside from lakeside chalets and snow soaked hills, the novel reveals […]

Editor 2012-03-28

Alana Walsh   IF you are interested in visiting Spain for a break away then why not try the country’s capital, Madrid.   The city is filled with things to do and places to see. You could easily spend a long time exploringMadridbut in a weekend it is possible to get a good taster.   […]

Editor 2012-03-28

Denise Calnan   AS part of their final semester, the BA Journalism & New Media class of 2012 are inviting media personalities to the university as part of the Current Issues in Irish Media Seminar Series.   Some of the guests will include the Executive Editor of the Irish Examiner Dolan O’Hagan, thejournal.ie Editor Susan […]

Editor 2012-03-28

 Sharon Whelton IT is believed that this year’s Charity Week will raise in excess of €10,000, with student union officers thrilled with its overall success. Events and Promotions Manager Keith Quinlan and his fellow officers felt that the week was very well received by all involved. “I really feel that Charity Week went well overall,” […]

Editor 2012-03-27

Earlier in the semester, the EGM just about reached quorum UNSEASONABLY clement weather was blamed among other things for a turnout of just 35 at the Tuesday, Week 10 UGM. The general meeting, held in the 380 seater KBG12, was intended to pass motions that were not passed at the Week 8 UGM as that […]

Editor 2012-03-27

Rockett, Ronan and Moursy elected after disappointing turnout Bank holiday weekend blamed for slow election week THE 2012/3 Sabbatical team consisting of Paddy Rockett, Cathal Ronan and Adam Moursy was elected in what was deemed a somewhat lethargic election week. Incumbent CSO, Paddy Rockett, was elected to Vice President Academic Officer with 1173 votes. Academic […]

Editor 2012-03-21

THETA Omicron is a group that charter and support fraternities across the United States and, more recently, Ireland. They have just set up a chapter in Trinity College Dublin, colloquially known as “The Dynasty”. If at this point you haven’t already released this is probably the lamest/stupidest/most bourgeois concept you’ve ever heard of, the following […]