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We need much more than “ethical capitalism”

IS AN “ethical capitalism” desirable or possible? In response to global economic difficulty, particularly the continued emergence of allegations of corruption or failures of regulation, many have posited that an emergence of a new business culture and social mores would prevent a repeat of the recession that has blighted the last five years. However, such analysis ignores the root causes …


Gender quotas are an insult to women and democracy

CONSIDER this: Political parties wanting a more masculine image of power and strength ignore and replace female election candidates with their male counterparts. This scenario would undoubtedly be considered sexist and would generate uproar from feminist and equality quarters. Men pushing aside women candidates in a blasé attempt to create a more desirable image. Surely this could not happen? But …

CO & CSO scrapped following EGM

The positions of both Campaigns & Engagement and Communications Officers have been scrapped following today’s Emergency General Meeting. The quorate meeting, which was held in the John Monnet Lecture theatre, continued for quite some time, and is believed to have run for well in excess of three hours. An indepth story and comment will follow shortly in both the printed …

ULFM Upgrades Continue, Enablement Fund Monies Received

A PLETHORA of multifaceted upgrades and adjustments have taken place at ULFM over the Christmas break. A complete rearrangement of the studio has taken place with a view to improving the technical efficiency of the station, along with providing an increased level of aesthetics and space for presenters and their guests. Some new equipment and a new computer have been …

Car parking to be reduced in exchange for cycling facilities

UL car parking is to be reduced according to Limerick City Council. “Limerick Smarter Travel” is a set of proposals put forward in an effort to encourage cycling and walking throughout Limerick. UL forms a major part of the proposals, with it hoped vehicular traffic to the campus could be halved. Notwithstanding the good intention of the proposals, it is …

Aer Lingus and our National Identity: does it really matter anymore?

    AROUND 20 years ago, I left the country for the first time on an Aer Lingus Jumbo Jet. It was an age when not only I was born, but transatlantic travel was a relatively novel concept. Aer Lingus introduced the Irish nation to the notion of comfortable, swift (considering the distance) and somewhat patriotic transport to the land …