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Unsafe As Houses: Off-Campus Student Accommodation Faces Crime Problem

By: Di Tang Students living off-campus are prone to have more security problems than those living on-campus. More than five UL students living in Castletroy said that their houses were broken into by someone. They have not only suffered property loss, but some of them were terrified by the robbers with a knife. Crimes happen mainly in three areas in …


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Calls For Entrepreneurial School In UL Grow Louder Amidst Student Success

By: Aaron Pang “I believe UL not having an entrepreneurial office or space is really kind of denying students’ opportunity,” UL Student Academic Officer Colin Lynch said. University of Limerick (UL) is in the only university in Ireland that does not have an entrepreneurial office dedicated to students, according to Colin. “We have fantastic projects coming out from UL now. …


ULSL Goes Green: Motion on Climate Change passed by Student Council

Headline photo: ULSL represented at the last climate action by Limerick students on 15 April 2019. Photo credit: https://twitter.com/Fridaysforfut18?lang=en On Tuesday 26 March, Student Life passed a long-overdue motion that brings the student body back into line on environmental issues. The motion was ‘ULSL goes Green’ and was brought to council by three students and heavily supported by ULSL President …

Three-Mendous: UL Wins At Student Media Awards

Last night saw the 19th annual Student Media Awards take place in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. With a record number of nominations this year for the University of Limerick, it was inevitable it was going to take home some gongs, and it did. 4th year student Emil Trahan took home Radio Production Of The Year – News And Current …

Journalism@UL Celebrates Ten Years with Debate about the state of Journalism

By: Mike Finnerty Journalism and New Media celebrated its 10th anniversary today with an event in the GEMS Building. Keynote speaker Fergal Keane, BBC Africa editor, had his keynote address delivered over phone as he was due to travel to Sudan at short notice to report on the coup that is taking place in the country. “That’s the nature of …

Charity Week Raises €16,000 For Local Charities

By: Mike Finnerty February’s Charity Week was a roaring success, raising 16,000 Euro for four local charities in the process. With the help of over 40 student volunteers, students raised much-needed funds for charities in the Limerick area. Rape Crisis Mid-West, Limerick Suicide Watch, The Peter McVeery Trust and Clare’s Wish will each receive four thousand Euro. UL President Des …

Anytime Of The Month Campaign Gains Momentum

By Shannon Sweeney The “Anytime of the Month” initiative officially launched yesterday “in solidarity and support” with people experiencing period poverty. The campaign intends to help people find free sanitary products on campus when they can’t afford to buy them. The launch was held in the Common Room in the Student Life building at lunchtime on Monday. Founder Clodagh Guerin, …

No Horsin’ Around: UL Outlines Race Day Plans

University Of Limerick Student Life have issued a statement surrounding Thursday’s Race Day festivities. They stressed that UL, Lit, Mary I, or any other third-level institution in the Limerick area are not involved in the organisation, running or logistical elements. Over 7,000 third-level students across Ireland are expected to attend the event on Thursday, April 11th. The statement said that …

Red Bull Paper Wings Takes Flight in UL

By: Xiaohui Wu More than 30 students took part in The Red Bull Paper Wings competition held in the University of Limerick (UL) last Friday. The paper airplane competition is divided into two parts – one for the farthest distance and the other for the longest airtime. International Student Darragh Kelleher won the distance category with 43.9 meters, while Peter …