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Michelle Whyte 2018-04-23

Over 400 staff and students from colleges across Ireland took part in the annual Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) Awards; held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork on Friday 13th April. This event sees student college societies, from all over the country, compete against each other for awards in 13 different categories. One of […]

Aisling O Connor 2018-04-15

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discussed the referendum after an Ireland 2040 briefing in the University of Limerick on Friday the 13th of April. Mr Leo Varadkar encouraged the electorate to vote yes in the upcoming referendum on the 8th amendment. After the conference, the Taoiseach said that repealing the 8th amendment would allow a termination up […]

Aisling O Connor 2018-04-15

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar held a Project Ireland 2040 briefing this morning in the University of Limerick. Chancellor of UL Mary Harney, Minister Patrick O’Donovan, Minister Eoin Murphy, and Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor were also present at the briefing. Chancellor Harney introduced the discussion by saying that students will benefit from Ireland 2040. Minister of State […]

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 […]