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Nicole Glennon 2018-09-20

Many students returned to campus more than two weeks ago and are still searching for accomodation in the Castletroy or wider Limerick area. One of them is Erin Dyer, a second year Journalism and New Media student at UL. The 20-year-old is originally from Doonbeg, Co. Clare, but is currently staying with family in Newmarket […]

Editor 2018-09-13

Hi everyone! My name is Darren and this year I’ll be taking over as Editor of An Focal. Ever since I started in UL I’ve always been passionate about student media, be it with An Focal or in my role as Station Manager of ULFM. I take a great amount of pride in being able […]

Editor 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 […]

Editor 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 […]

Editor 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 […]

Editor 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 […]

Editor 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 […]