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This Hostel Life Author Melatu Uche Okorie Makes UL Return

By: Maxine Bramley The University of Limerick welcomed back Author of This Hostel Life Melatu Uche Okorie for the How I write, Ireland series. The Regional Writing Centre set up this in-depth interview series to invite established Irish writers to share some insight into creative writing for aspiring writers at the University. Okorie is a newcomer to the literary scene …


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11th International Women’s Day Conference Held In University of Limerick

By: Aisling O’Connor The University of Limerick’s 11th International Women’s Day Conference took place yesterday morning in the Analog Devices Building. The conference featured 15 speakers, including activist Vicky Phelan. Opening the conference, UL president, Desmond Fitzgerald said: “Today is a celebration, a day when we celebrate the achievements of women; we’ve come a long way from when we started.” …


New Student Life President, Welfare and Academic Officers Elected

By: Mike Finnerty This year’s Sabbatical Officers election campaign has ended, and within the last hour, news has broken that the trio of Jack Scanlan, Serena Hare and Colin Lynch have won the vote. The trio campaigned on a platform of sweeping medical and practical changes through campus. Newly-elected Student Life President Jack Scanlan campaigned on a number of issues, …

Science Boost For University As Multi-Million Investment Announced For UL

By: Mike Finnerty One hundred thirty-nine students will soon be training and learning at a state-of-the-art €13.6 million building dubbed “The Centre for Research Training” at the University of Limerick. News of the investment came on Tuesday, at an event at the University, with Heather Humphreys TD Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, and Minister of State for Training, Skills, …

Student Life Host Election Hustings Ahead Of Thursday Vote

By Shannon Sweeney The Jean Monet theatre hosted the Student Union election hustings last night. The event, chaired by Declan Mills, was an opportunity for students find out about the candidates for the Student Life offices before voting day. Welfare candidate Serena Hare says it’s important for students to use their vote. “Whoever you vote for, it’s your choice but …

Charity Week Riverside Littering Condemned By Rubberbandits

Photo via Twitter user @AwkwardAveen This year’s Charity Week festivities have gone off relatively smoothly, with no major incidents reported thus far. However the fine weather this week has brought about an abundance of littering in and around campus. The issue was brought to wider, mainstream attention this Wednesday evening. The famed @Rubberbandits Twitter account tweeted a photo that has …

UL End Eleven-Year Wait For Harding Cup Success

By: Ivan Smyth University of Limerick 2-0 University College Cork After a wait of more than ten years, University of Limerick claimed the Irish Universities Harding Cup title. Ed O’Dwyer and Adam Foley goals helped UL win the top freshers trophy and beat Munster rivals UCC. O’Dwyer, who was named Player of the Tournament, scored minutes before the break with …

The Charities Of UL Charity Week 2019

By: Chloe O’Keefe Welcome to week 6, everybody! That’s means it’s charity week! The Student Life centre has been bursting with students in their dozens purchasing their tickets, with many of the announced events already sold out! The line-up is amazing, as always courtesy of the ULSU Ents team and UL Student Life, and there is definitely a buzz around …

Iraq War Casts Psychological Shadow For UL Masters Student

For many, the Iraq war seems million of miles away. For others,it rages on in their memories.By Kate Devaney It was a normal September day. The summer was ending, the children were going back to school. Some people still lay in bed, their day yet to start. For others, their life would end and the day’s date would forever be …

Erasmus Students Discuss Scamming Ordeal

By Melissa Timms Erasmus students in Limerick lost over €2,000 in a housing scam last autumn. Evi Kounali and Ada Agalliu, two exchange students from Greece, found accommodation through a Facebook page and got scammed just before arriving at the University of Limerick (UL). It seemed legitimate because of the Facebook profile, the copy of the driver’s license, the bank details and the contract …