News, Technology

Pretty Fly For A Wi-Fi: UL internet gets upgrade

It’s one of the banes of any UL’s student existence. Trying to maintain a consistent Wi-Fi signal throughout campus is typically hit and miss for many students. It’s entirely possible to walk from Dromroe Village to the Sports Arena and have the internet connection drop out and come back like an indecisive Arts student. But thanks to the tech wizards …


Health, News

Limerick Mental Health Week launches

The University of Limerick, along with Limerick Suicide Watch, Samaritans, Mary I, Lit, Limerick City and County Council and Jigsaw among others, have joined forces to promote Limerick Mental Health week. Emer Casey, one of the organisers of Limerick Mental Health Week, said “it’s a difficult issue to broach, especially in light of what’s been happening in this city recently, …


UL Turns 30: A Look At What Else Happened In 1989

By: Mike Finnerty This year marks 30 years since the University of Limerick gained University status. The University of Limerick was founded in 1972, but did not gain University status until 1989. It became the University we study, play, and eat delicious Stables chicken fillet rolls in today after the passing of the Universities Act in 1989. In June, a …

UL Journalism graduate joins News2Day team

Aisling Moloney, from Dungarven, County Waterford, has been announced as the latest addition to the news2day team. The television news programme, aimed at children, airs on RTÉ 2 and RTÉ News Now, and is enjoying is 16th season, after debuting in 2003. Aisling studied journalism and new media at University of Limerick. During her time at the University of Limerick, she …

UCH Releases Winter Cinema Line-Up

The University Concert Hall (UCH) have announced their slate of films for the upcoming Winter season. The screenings kick off on Monday, September 23rd with a screening of the timeless Grease. The 1978 musical made household names of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, and the songs from the soundtrack have becoming ingrained into the public consciousness, like any good musical. …

Game On At UL: Esports Research Lab Opens

By: Mike Finnerty Ireland’s first-ever Esports research lab has opened at the University of Limerick. Lero, a cutting-edge Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre, will conduct studies to boost the performance of international standard amateur and professional Esports players. It is hoped that UL will become the proving ground for Ireland’s next Esports superstar. Esports, or competitive video gaming, has …

River Shannon at UL is ‘moderately littered’

A survey carried out by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) inspected 42 bodies of water nationwide, including beaches, marinas and rivers, and found that a mere 16% of Irish waterways were clean. The River Shannon, which runs through the University grounds, has had it’s status upgraded from ‘littered’ in 2018 to ‘moderately littered’ in 2019. Discussing it’s inspection of the …

Beloved Campus ‘Black Dog’ Passes Away

Sheeba, a Black Labrador who was a frequent visitor to the University of Limerick, has passed away.  Sheeba was known to the college community as “UL’s Black Dog”.  Sheeba could often be found outside the college’s library or around the main courtyard area of the University. The news was announced shortly after 12pm on Tuesday afternoon on social media.  Sheeba passed away on …

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 …

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. …