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Limerick Anti-War conference and Shannon Airport march this weekend

A conference called ‘NoWar2019 Pathways to Peace’ is planned for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday October 5th and 6th at South Court Hotel in Limerick. The conference portion of the event starts at 9am on Saturday morning. The conference will be followed by a rally near Shannon Airport on October 6th to demand an end to the airport’s use by the U.S. military. …


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Culture Shock: Frank McCourt Museum to close at end of October amid financial costs

Limerick’s Arts community has been dealt a blow with the news the Frank McCourt Museum is to close its doors on October 30th. The museum, located on Harstonge Street, was established in 2011 by the artist Una Heaton. It offered walking tours of Limerick inspired by McCourt’s upbringing, which was brought to international prominence in the 1990s with the seminal …


Pitch Perfect: Maguire’s Fields open

By: Mike Finnerty Maguire’s Fields have officially opened at the University of Limerick. The pitches, which were voted for in a student referendum in 2016, consists of 4 full-length football pitches, 2 GAA pitches, 1 grassed pitch, 3 “ball walls” and is complemented by a “golden mile” running and walking track. Alan Ward, manager of the 50 metre swimming pool …

UL President salutes Climate Action marches

University of Limerick President Dr. Des Fitzgerald has hailed those involved in today’s Climate Action marches on campus, and within Limerick itself. In an email to all staff and students this afternoon, Dr. Fitzgerald said he “admires and support the students across the world and on our campus, in our city and across the region that are taking part in …

BREAKING: Student Life condemn alleged racial abuse incident

University of Limerick Student Life have launched an investigation into an alleged racial abuse by a group of young men this week. A student was alleged to have been racially by a group on campus on Thursday evening at 9pm. The student in question has made contact with the University’s student support co-coordinator, and Student Life have implored anyone with …

UL President calls for more Government funding as UL remain static in University Rankings

University of Limerick President Dr. Des Fitzgerald has called for more Government funding as Irish third-level institutions all lost ground in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings list. The headline figure being touted in the Irish media on Thursday was Dublin’s Trinity College dropping out of the top 100 worldwide, but closer to home, the University of Limerick is …

UL Consent Workshops Shine Light On Grey Areas

Consent Workshops will be given during week three of tutorials across the Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Department. UL Student Union Welfare Officer, Serena Hare, aims to continue the initiative from last year where an estimated 1,000 students attended a consent workshop. Serena said UL are “way ahead of the game” in terms of rolling out the consent initiative university-wide. …

Nando’s to open in Limerick

Load up those Snapchat filters and overthought Instagram captions; Nando’s is opening in Limerick. The South African chain already has 15 restaurants in Dublin, Cork, Derry and Belfast, but now UL students won’t have to travel far to get a dab of Peri-Peri sauce. As revealed by the Limerick Leader’s Fintan Walsh on today’s front page, the restaurant will be …

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 …

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, …