Nicole Glennon 2018-11-08

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 […]

Jack Butler 2018-11-08

STOP THE PRESSES AND CALL MY MOTHER – AT LAST, WE HAVE A MICROWAVE ON CAMPUS! In a shock announcement from UL Student Life (ULSL), one glorious microwave has been delivered to the University of Limerick. There are some who might deride a single microwave for a 15,000+ student body,- but spare a thought for […]

Clodagh Guerin 2018-11-07

Yesterday, Aramark handed out flyers to UL students about their link to direct provision   The catering company who run most food outlets on campus were handing out flyers with ‘The Facts’ on campus. An Focal’s front page this month focuses on UL Student Life’s campaign to end direct provision, highlighting Aramark’s contribution to Munster’s […]

Christopher Dunne 2018-11-07

UL alumnus and recipient of a UL honorary Doctorate, Dr Vicky Phelan, will switch on Limerick’s Christmas lights this year. Dr Phelan and her family have been selected as the guests of honour for this year’s Light Up Limerick festival. The festival begins on Sunday 18 November with the annual switching-on of the city’s Christmas […]

Nicole Glennon 2018-11-07

A Journalism and New Media student at UL was invited to the Late Late show after an article he wrote for An Focal in response to Peter Casey.   Martin Mongan, a member of the Travelling community, responded to Peter Casey’s controversial comments in the piece.   Within the article, the UL student says he […]

Jack Butler 2018-11-06

Out in UL, the LGBTQ+ Society in the University of Limerick, has been a staple of the UL Clubs and Socs since 1997. The society has commandeered many events and trips through the years (and is planning just as many this year!) such as Queerbash, Alternative Miss UL and trips to Dublin and Limerick Prides. […]