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Drug Culture: The Student’s Perspective

By Niamh Delmer It is common knowledge that drug usage is a serious issue in universities across the country. With bars named Pharmacia hosting events called ‘Overdose’ along with the all-too-popular event ‘DIE’ located in Dolan’s Warehouse, drug culture is clearly prevalent in Limerick city and among students of the University of Limerick. An Focal…

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Students suffer as accommodation crisis reaches fever pitch

By KYLE LEHANE From couch surfing and dodgy landlords to a house full of Mormons, University of Limerick students have experienced the worst when it comes to finding suitable college accommodation in Limerick. Like many other third-level students, UL alumni are feeling the brunt of the accommodation shortage. Some are dealing with real life nightmares…

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Staying Fit and Healthy with UL Arena

By Jordan Lynch Getting into a good exercise routine can be tough at the best of times, especially at college. It’s hard to find the time or motivation to work out between all the lectures, nights out and of course, the napping. As tough as it is to get into the swing of things, regular…

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Student Housing Crisis

By Siobhan Macloingsigh The start of a new academic year at the University of Limerick (UL) brought a flurry of excitement and anticipation to new and returning students, but also an air of fear and desperation for the large amount of students who had yet to find accommodation. Despite the university providing the second highest…

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UL’s Smoking Restrictions

By Niamh Delmer In 2004, the Irish government introduced a ban on smoking in the workplace. 13 years later, the University of Limerick have decided to implement a similar restriction on smoking throughout the university campus. The original plan was to introduce a complete smoking ban throughout the whole campus in week one of this…

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Trampolinists take over Limerick

By Janice O’Gorman UL Trampoline and Gymnastics Club are set for a big year ahead, we’re hosting intervarsities which is a huge occasion in the student trampoline world. I know impressive right. For us this is an exciting time, there’s lots of planning for the committee and we have to find somewhere to put a…

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UL’s Multi-Million Euro Microscope

By SEAMUS TOOMEY Over the summer UL unveiled a new multi million euro microscope which is one of a kind and set up for use in the Bernal building. The microscope is called the Titan Themis and may or may not be a Decepticon. It also cost €6 million with an additional €3 million being…

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Hidden Gems in Limerick

By KAYLEY HARDIMAN Apart from the typical madness of student nights in Limerick there is plenty to see and do in this wonderful city. As a vast number of students have moved to the city in order to study here it’s an excellent opportunity to see what Limerick has to offer. Before the weather takes…

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