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An Focal Wins Smedia’s People’s Choice Award

By Evie Kearney An Focal has won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Student Media (Smedia) Awards. The award was presented to Editor Paul Saunders at a ceremony in the Aviva Stadium last night. An Focal was nominated in the popular category alongside UCC Express, UCD’s University Observer, DIT’s The Edition, UCC’s Motley Magazine…

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KBS Students Have A Ball

By Jean Langford Kemmy Business School students raised €3,000 from the ticket sales of the annual Kemmy Business School Ball on November 15th for Pieta House and Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The ball was organized independently by the Kemmy Department representatives of UL’s Student Council; Elizabeth Small: Accounting & Finance Representative, Jean Langford: Management &…

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GEMS Host Teddy Bear Hospital

By Kathleen O’Sullivan The annual UL GEMS Teddy Bear Hospital was held on 8th March. The event was a huge success, seeing more children attend this year’s event than ever before. It was organised by medical students in the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) in UL as part of the international project in association with…

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JCB Plough Through Competition to Take Three Sabbatical Offices

By Evie Kearney The joint ticket of ‘JCB’ has successfully been elected to all three sabbatical positions for 2017/18. The team of Jack Shelly, Roberta Harrington and Conor Hussey will assume the offices of President, DP Welfare and VP Academic respectively at the end of May. Following the eliminations and vote transfers of RON, Christian…

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Horgan, Harrington and Hussey Top An Focal Opinion Poll

By Evie Kearney An Focal ran an online poll to attempt to determine the results of the Students’ Union Sabbatical Officers election. The poll received 894 votes in total and the results were as follows:   President: Lorna Horgan – 41% Jack Shelly – 31% Christopher Denis Collins – 15% Oisin Taylor Blakely – 8%…

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ERB Votes Not to Disqualify Lorna Horgan from Presidential Race

By Evie Kearney & Paul Saunders The Students’ Union Electoral and Referenda Board (ERB) have voted not to disqualify presidential candidate Lorna Horgan following nine hours of deliberation today. The ERB were investigating a complaint made against Ms Horgan following posts on her social media accounts on Tuesday night. Ms Horgan was found to have…

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UL Students Shortlisted for Smedia Awards

By Evie Kearney An Focal has been shortlisted in six categories at this year’s Student Media Awards (Smedias). University of Limerick publications received eighteen mentions in total, comprising of submissions from An Focal, ULFM, individual students, and Journalism@UL project Limerick Voice. An Focal Editor Paul Saunders was shortlisted for both Editor of the Year and…

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400-Year-Old Exam Tradition Comes To An End In Trinity

By Muireann Duffy Trinity College Dublin is set to put an end to a 400-year-old tradition within the college by changing the format of their exams to fall into line with UL and other Irish Universities. From 2018, exams will be held at the end of each semester, and the academic year will begin earlier….

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