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UL Postgraduate Student’s Union Election Results

Abraham Ireland and Sanjana Kumar have been elected President and Vice President respectively of the UL Post Graduate Student Union. 413 people voted in this year’s election. Sanjana Kumar was voted in as Vice President with 197 votes. Sanjana’s campaign manifesto included policies on opening the post-grad space on weekends, post-graduate facilities and an affordable alternative to Spar. Abraham Ireland …


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How To Tackle Plastic Pollution On Campus

By Cian O’ Broin. We live in an age of richly sourced information. There has never been a time quite like it. Technology and mass media have helped create a collective conscience that understands the vitality of progress and preservation. All around the world people are waking up to the fact that passivity is no longer an option. Last week, …


Sanctuary Week Celebrated In UL

By: Shannon Sweeney Sanctuary week runs from the first to the fourth of April 2019. Events include talks, music, a photo exhibition, and the €38.80 campaign. According to Student Life Welfare Officer, Lorcan O’Donnell, Sanctuary week is important to highlight some of the challenges students living in Direct Provision face while at University. “Knockalisheen is out in the middle of …

Let’s Dump Our Rubbish Habit – For The Sake Of Our Planet

Photo via Twitter user https://twitter.com/taragiddens?lang=en By: Erin Dyer THIS week Ireland has been enjoying the benefits of global warming in the form of an unnaturally warm start to spring. Students everywhere were donning shorts and t-shirts and grabbing a cheeky 99 as we basked in temperatures that hit a “scorching” 15 degrees here in Limerick. You’d swear we all lived somewhere …

Taking Action: Sexual Harassment Policy Proposal Passed

By: Shannon Sweeney UL Student Life and Student Council voted unanimously to pass a proposal to lobby the University for an official sexual harassment policy. Student Council Chairperson, Mary-Ellen O’Keefe, brought the proposal to the student council on Tuesday evening. The proposal contained six recommendations on creating a shared university policy to supporting victims of sexual assault and harassment. “Sexual …

Anytime Of The Month Initiative Launched

By: Aisling O’Connor An initiative to combat period poverty has been launched this week by a University of Limerick student. Any Time of the Month, founded by Clodagh Guerin, will help provide feminine hygiene products to those who can’t access them. Ms. Guerin explains the idea for Anytime of the Month came from reading that the issue of period poverty …

Kicking On: Mayo GAA Legend Sets Sights On The Dáil

By: Katy Flannery Alan Dillon, the former Mayo GAA captain, turned Fine Gael politician has now set his sights on Dáil Éireann in the upcoming general election – A seat currently held by former Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Dillion was speaking from the confines of Breaffy House, where he laid out his roadmap for the years ahead. Dressed in a suit …

Student Life Hosts Wellness Summit

By: Shannon Sweeney UL Student Life held it’s second Wellness Summit last night. The sold-out event was held in the Pavilion on Tuesday evening and aimed to educate students on nutrition, resilience and stress management. Among the speakers was Mental Health Advocate Graham McCormack who spoke about his experience of mental illness, recovery and the power of mindfulness, what he …