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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 …


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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 …

BREAKING: Possible Mumps outbreak at University of Limerick

A email sent to all students at the University of Limerick has warned of a mumps outbreak. “It appears there have been a number of confirmed cases of mumps this past week on campus,” the email read, which was delivered to UL students shortly before three o’clock this afternoon by the Student Health Centre. “It is important that any student …

Limerick Anti-War conference and Shannon Airport march this weekend

A conference called ‘NoWar2019 Pathways to Peace’ is planned for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday October 5th and 6th at South Court Hotel in Limerick. The conference portion of the event starts at 9am on Saturday morning. The conference will be followed by a rally near Shannon Airport on October 6th to demand an end to the airport’s use by the U.S. military. …

Culture Shock: Frank McCourt Museum to close at end of October amid financial costs

Limerick’s Arts community has been dealt a blow with the news the Frank McCourt Museum is to close its doors on October 30th. The museum, located on Harstonge Street, was established in 2011 by the artist Una Heaton. It offered walking tours of Limerick inspired by McCourt’s upbringing, which was brought to international prominence in the 1990s with the seminal …