Politics

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 […]

Martin Mongan 2018-10-25

When I first heard presidential candidate Peter Casey’s comments on the Traveller community I was disappointed, but not surprised. I am a young Traveller man from Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Ballinasloe is renowned for having a strong Traveller population. I have witnessed both discrimination of Travellers by the settled community and the exploitation of the settled […]

Editor 2018-04-15

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discussed the referendum after an Ireland 2040 briefing in the University of Limerick on Friday the 13th of April. Mr Leo Varadkar encouraged the electorate to vote yes in the upcoming referendum on the 8th amendment. After the conference, the Taoiseach said that repealing the 8th amendment would allow a termination up […]

Editor 2018-04-15

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar held a Project Ireland 2040 briefing this morning in the University of Limerick. Chancellor of UL Mary Harney, Minister Patrick O’Donovan, Minister Eoin Murphy, and Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor were also present at the briefing. Chancellor Harney introduced the discussion by saying that students will benefit from Ireland 2040. Minister of State […]

Editor 2018-03-14

Name: Brian Crowley From: Depends who’s asking! Castlebar in County Mayo is where I grew up and went to school but my extended family are from Cork city. I’m from Limerick originally though and since returning for college over three years ago it has kind of become home to me. Why’d you decide to run? I think […]

Editor 2018-03-14

Name: Matthew Murphy Age: 22 Course of study and year: Aeronautical Engineering, 4th year Where are you from: Graignamangh, Co. Kilkenny. Good spot.   Why did you decide to run? I’m running because I can make it through a three-hour movie no bother, but after 20 minutes of a lecture I’m falling asleep. I want […]

Editor 2018-03-13

Name: Ciarán O’Brien From: Oranmore, Co. Galway Why did you decide to run? I decided to run because I felt that the Students Union could do a lot more for its members, and I think I have the ability to make the changes which are needed to make the union better for everyone. Have you always been […]

Editor 2018-03-13

Name: Cormac O’Brien From:  Churchtown, Mallow, Co. Cork Why did you decide to run? I ran as a result of lack of care for people with Disabilities Have you always been involved with the SU? I worked with Paul Lee with Clubs and Societies executive, and I also used to be a part of Sinn Féin […]