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UL Turns 30: A Look At What Else Happened In 1989

By: Mike Finnerty This year marks 30 years since the University of Limerick gained University status. The University of Limerick was founded in 1972, but did not gain University status until 1989. It became the University we study, play, and eat delicious Stables chicken fillet rolls in today after the passing of the Universities Act in 1989. In June, a …


The Brain Drain: What is the limit of the human brain?

As I sat on a chair in Dr. Ian Clancy’s office in the main building, I reflected on the laws of physics that kept me on the chair. One of these laws was, of course, gravity. The physics behind gravity was made accessible by Sir Isaac Newton when he developed his theories in 1666. In the last century, gravity has …

Four To The (Debate) Floor: In Interview With Cian Quinlan

By: Nicky Anderson DJ by night and Politics student by day. When people think of DJ’s, they rarely follow that thought with Politics, and certainly not Politicians; except for maybe in the case of Carrick-on-Suir DJ and budding politician, Cian Butler-Quinlan. Well-known by his DJ handle, ‘Cian Cue,’ the 20-year-old University of Limerick student is currently studying a degree in …

How To Tackle Plastic Pollution On Campus

By Cian O’ Broin. We live in an age of richly sourced information. There has never been a time quite like it. Technology and mass media have helped create a collective conscience that understands the vitality of progress and preservation. All around the world people are waking up to the fact that passivity is no longer an option. Last week, …

The Best Athletes Turned Politicians

By: Mike Finnerty Athletes and politicians are alike in a lot of ways. They’re always under tremendous pressure, if they do something wrong they never hear the end of it, and occasionally they show moments of either inspired genius or baffling ineptitude. Here’s our list of the best athletes who turned their hand to politics. Jack Lynch Sporting life: 6 …

Let’s Dump Our Rubbish Habit – For The Sake Of Our Planet

Photo via Twitter user https://twitter.com/taragiddens?lang=en By: Erin Dyer THIS week Ireland has been enjoying the benefits of global warming in the form of an unnaturally warm start to spring. Students everywhere were donning shorts and t-shirts and grabbing a cheeky 99 as we basked in temperatures that hit a “scorching” 15 degrees here in Limerick. You’d swear we all lived somewhere …

Is It Possible To Seperate The Art From The Artist?

By: Nicky Anderson Leaving Neverland is the latest documentary to grace our screens to have taken on a life of it’s own. The HBO documentary, which aired in the UK and Ireland on Channel 4, follows the stories of two men – Wade Robson and James Safechuck – surrounding their childhood and the sexual grooming and abuse they received from …

Meet the UL Student Who has competed in All-Ireland Finals… for video games

By Ivan Smyth Desmond O’Kelly de Gallagh et Tycooly is the PRO for the electronic sports (eSports) club in UL. He knows more than most about the challenges and the stereotypes that surround eSports. E-Sports is a form of competition using video games. They are usually organised, multiplayer video game events. The 20-year-old University of Limerick (UL) student plays the …