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UL Hosts Higher Education Debate

A panel of party representatives discussed funding for Higher Education in a debate hosted by economist Stephen Kinsella today. Despite a notable absence from Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein and The Social Democrats, the panel saw Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne, Green Party’s Brian Leddin, Aontu’s Michael Ryan and Jan O Sullivan from the Labour Party discuss their party’s manifestos. The debate …


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Calls for diversity and inclusion office at University of Limerick

Calls are being made for a Diversity and Inclusion Office to be established within the University of Limerick. LGBTQI+ Representative of UL Student Council Alena Kiel is leading a campaign to set up a Diversity and Inclusion Office within the remit of UL Student Life. They believe that such an office would fill the need for greater awareness and inclusion …


Loretta Glucksman honoured with doctorate in New York ceremony

Irish-American philanthropist Loretta Brennan Glucksman, namesake for the University of Limerick’s library, donned cap and gown in New York City on Sunday as she was conferred with an honorary doctorate of letters by University of Limerick. At an event in Glucksman Ireland House at New York University on Fifth Avenue, UL chancellor Mary Harney conferred the degree on Ms. Glucksman …

UL offered to host Lyric FM as Limerick relocation controversy rumbles on

President of UL Dr. Des Fitzgerald wrote to RTÉ in an attempt to sustain LyricFM’s presence in Limerick by offering the campus as a more cost-efficient location. The news was first reported by the Limerick Leader this morning, The email was written in late September, as rumours began to swirl at the time that Lyric FM was being earmarked for …

Student Race Day 2020: Third time’s a charm for debacle?

Limerick Student Race Day – a day for suits and dresses, consuming a large quantity of alcohol and placing bets on all the wrong horses.. if we ever get there that is. As probably most people who are reading this article are aware, tickets for Student Race Day 2020 initially went on sale on Thursday morning (7th November) at 12pm …

BREAKING: UL to host 2020 FIBA Men’s European Championships

Basketball Ireland has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2020 FIBA Men’s European Championship for Small Countries, and the tournament will be held at the University of Limerick. The announcement was made at the FIBA board meeting in Cologne today. The announcement comes off the back of the successful hosting of the Under 18 and Senior Women’s European Championships …

UL Arena to host Badminton International to support Limerick Suicide Watch

If you have been out and about in Limerick and walked around the banks of the River, you’ll have seen the Orange Angels of the night patrolling the city’s river banks. Limerick Suicide Watch, as well as other volunteer groups have no doubt played their part in reducing the number of deaths by suicide in Limerick. The volunteer groups are …

New UL logo backlash: Petition hits 2,000 signatures

The University of Limerick’s new lime green and forest green logo has received extreme backlash from students since it was revealed last Tuesday. The rebranding project was the result of a €100,000 effort, an amount which some students feel should have been used for more pressing needs at the university. A petition called “Repeal the Re-branding of the University of …

BREAKING: All classes at University of Limerick will go ahead despite Storm Lorenzo

The University of Limerick announced that all classes will be still go ahead tomorrow, October 3rd and on Friday, October 4th. “Some areas may need to be sectioned off so please follow the instructions of the Buildings and Estates Division,” a statement read. “In particular it is likely that the main avenue will be closed in advance of the Orange …