Features

Jack Butler 2018-11-06

Out in UL, the LGBTQ+ Society in the University of Limerick, has been a staple of the UL Clubs and Socs since 1997. The society has commandeered many events and trips through the years (and is planning just as many this year!) such as Queerbash, Alternative Miss UL and trips to Dublin and Limerick Prides. […]

Megan Thornton 2018-11-02

This year UL’s LGBTQ+ society Out in UL held Rainbow Week in conjunction with Trans Health and Awareness Week. Trans Health Awareness Week, an iniative brought forward by UL Student Life’s Welfare Officer Lorcan O’ Donnell, ran alongside the seventh annual Rainbow Week this year. By combining the two weeks all aspects of the LGBTQ+ […]

Martin Mongan 2018-10-25

When I first heard presidential candidate Peter Casey’s comments on the Traveller community I was disappointed, but not surprised. I am a young Traveller man from Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Ballinasloe is renowned for having a strong Traveller population. I have witnessed both discrimination of Travellers by the settled community and the exploitation of the settled […]

Michael Ahern 2018-10-19

CLAIMS of a crack cocaine epidemic gripping communities in the Shannon estuary have been dismissed by County Limerick residents. A report by Newstalk’s Barry White, aired on 27th September, suggested communities in Pallaskenry, Kildimo and Askeaton were “awash with crack cocaine.” The package was aired on the Pat Kenny show following a statement made at […]

Ivan Smyth 2018-10-19

The launch of the 20×20 campaign, an initiative that aims to increase participation in women’s sport by 20% in the year 2020 has created much debate across various social media platforms and in the media itself.   The campaign, championed by Ireland’s National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships, is calling on the people of […]

Ciara Ferguson 2018-10-17

Autumn The mornings are crisp and cool and there is nothing more beautiful than walking to UL on a day like that. Whether you’re coming from Plassey Village or Elm Park, the walk is stunning- with tall trees and colourful leaves decorating the already spectacular campus. Only when it’s dry though, if there is any […]

Clodagh Guerin 2018-10-17

Autumn is truly upon us, and when it comes to autumnal music I feel like acoustic and folk is the way to go.  I am, admittedly, one of those “basic” autumn girls who craves crisp air, spicy lattes and chunky cardigans. With that being said, here are my picks of songs that perfectly capture that […]

Nicole Glennon and Aimee Wells 2018-10-15

    The Buttery 10 Bedford Row   The Buttery Kitchen, Wine Bar & Coffee House is located on 10 Bedford Row, Limerick. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks, and ‘bottomless prosecco’ on a Thursday night for €15 per person! Nicole was craving pancakes this week so we decided we’d do brunch instead of […]

Clodagh Guerin 2018-10-11

THERE’S no denying it; Ireland has a serious problem with mental health.   This problem manifests itself in many ways, but one of the most common appears to be addiction and substance abuse.   In 2015, 224 people died by overdose in Ireland with a reported 8,791 people admitted to Accident and Emergency for self-inflicted […]