Clubs&Socs, News

UL Greyhound Racing Society highlighted in celebration of the work of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust

UL Greyhound Racing Society has been recognised in a new campaign highlighting the work of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust. The society has been recognised in ‘Our People, Their Stories’, a look behind the scenes at the charity’s work in the rehoming of retired greyhounds and promoting them as domestic pets. UL’s Greyhound Racing Society was formed in March 2017 …


Fuinneamh, News

It’s Panto Time at UCH (Oh, yes it is!)

Last week University Concert Hall (UCH) and Robert C. Kelly launched this year’s Christmas panto, Snow White.   The launch took place in Limerick’s No.1 Pery Square and featured a star-studded cast of both local and national celebrities.   Robert C. Kelly’s pantomime will feature a retelling of a classic fairytale ‘with a contemporary twist’.   Mayor Daniel Butler attended …


#LiveableLimerick organise Christmas Dash to Raise Funds for Homeless Services

On Sunday 18th of November, #LiveableLimerick in conjunction with LCCC will organise a series of charity Christmas Dashes on O’Connell Street fully open to the public to continue demonstrating the streets of Limerick can play host not just to cars but to fun participatory inclusive events. The event will take place from noon during the afternoon before the Light Up …

Men’s Health Week: Toxic masculinity, testicular cancer awareness, education on steroids and more

Men’s Health Week concluded last week after an abundance of campaigns and events from ULSL to highlight the issues in health that predominantly affect men. The week kicked off with former soccer player and men’s mental health advocate, Richie Sadlier, who delivered a talk to UL students on the toxic effects of masculinity. In his recent interview with An Focal, …

One Campus One Book: This Hostel Life

The Regional Writing Centre (RWC) have announced ‘This Hostel Life’ by Melatu Uche Otorie as this year’s choice for the One Campus One Book initiative. Next Wednesday (21st), Melatu Uche Okorie will read a short passage from ‘This Hostel Life’ and partake in a symposium with the audience in attendance at UL. In semester two, she will return for an …

SL President Urges Students To Use Their Voice After Low UGM Turnout

Twenty-one students attended the UL Student Life (ULSL) General Meeting last week meaning scheduled motions could not be passed.   A minimum of 100 students are needed to attend the Union General Meeting in order to pass a proposal.   President Ciara-Jo Hanlon said she believed the time and location had a lot to do with the low attendance but …

Student Life General Meeting: What You Missed

The UL Student Life (ULSL) General Meeting was held last week in Kemmy Business School.   The main proposal put forward was a constitutional amendment “ to change the names of the interest groups and their Chairpersons to ones that are more relevant to the role itself and to students.”   The proposal could not be passed as the minimum …

UL Defends Contract with Aramark but ULSL will continue to Urge the University to Terminate it

The University of Limerick have defended its stance to contract Aramark according to an article in the Irish Independent today. A spokesman for the university told the paper it was aware of student concerns and had raised the issues with Aramark. They defended their University of Sanctuary status stating they offer those living in Direct Provision a chance to go …

Founder of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin has died after a prolonged illness

The founder of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance has died after a prolonged illness.   Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin was one of Ireland’s best-known musicians, composers and academics.     Professor Ó Súilleabháin was Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Limerick and Director at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance which he founded …

UL are helping Team Hope Collect for Christmas Shoe-box Appeal- and so can you!

Team Hope are once again running their annual Christmas Shoebox Gift appeal. Campus Life Services here at the University of Limerick are giving Team Hope a hand by collecting them at their multiple offices around the university.   ABOUT TEAM HOPE: Team Hope is an independent, Irish, Christian relief and development charity. Team Hope are best known for their annual …