Nicky Andersen 2018-03-15

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) students have today begun their third day of protests against the decision to introduce a €450 charge for students who fail an examination and have to re-sit.   Vice Provost for the college, Chris Morash says that the flat charge will ensure a fairer system as although 1700 students who fail […]

Erin Carey 2018-03-14

For most people, Mother’s Day morning is spent running out for last minute flowers, attempting to cook breakfast-in-bed and frantically half-wrapping that gift you ran out for last night. However, for a certain group of people, this normality was changed as they decided instead to celebrate a different mother this holiday: Mother Nature. On Mother’s […]

Editor 2018-03-14

Name: Brian Crowley From: Depends who’s asking! Castlebar in County Mayo is where I grew up and went to school but my extended family are from Cork city. I’m from Limerick originally though and since returning for college over three years ago it has kind of become home to me. Why’d you decide to run? I think […]

Caoimhe Hennigan 2018-03-14

Name: Matthew Murphy Age: 22 Course of study and year: Aeronautical Engineering, 4th year Where are you from: Graignamangh, Co. Kilkenny. Good spot.   Why did you decide to run? I’m running because I can make it through a three-hour movie no bother, but after 20 minutes of a lecture I’m falling asleep. I want […]

Kyle Lehane 2018-03-13

Name: Ciarán O’Brien From: Oranmore, Co. Galway Why did you decide to run? I decided to run because I felt that the Students Union could do a lot more for its members, and I think I have the ability to make the changes which are needed to make the union better for everyone. Have you always been […]

Kyle Lehane 2018-03-13

Name: Cormac O’Brien From:  Churchtown, Mallow, Co. Cork Why did you decide to run? I ran as a result of lack of care for people with Disabilities Have you always been involved with the SU? I worked with Paul Lee with Clubs and Societies executive, and I also used to be a part of Sinn Féin […]

Caitlín Griffin 2018-03-13

Name: Megan-Louise Ryan Age: 22 Course: 3rd year Science Education From: Wexford   Why did you decide to run for this position? I decided to run for this position because I wanted to give back to UL for all the things the college has done for me over the years and I want to ensure that future years […]

Kyle Lehane 2018-03-13

Name: Ciara ‘Jo’ Hanlon From:  Kilchreest, South Galway   Why did you decide to run? I was a campaign manager last year for a presidential candidate and through this experience, I saw the ins and outs of the job and I thought, “I can do that job.” It was mainly the fear of regret that really pushed […]

Caitlín Griffin 2018-03-13

Name: John Dunne Age: 24 Course: Law Plus From: Glenmalure, County Wicklow Why did you decide to run for this position? Mainly because I want to give something back to the counselling service after they helped me turn my life around. I severely struggled with anxiety for a long time and attending counselling sessions in UL […]

Siobhan Macloingsigh 2018-03-11

Professor Eoin Devereux, a lecturer at University of Limerick (UL), has been shortlisted for a 2018 Hennessy Literary Award. 18 writers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Hennessy Awards, which celebrate the work of emerging Irish writers.   Professor Devereux told An Focal that he is “thrilled” to be shortlisted. “Although I’ve been writing on […]