Features, Politics

OPINION: Who’s afraid of Greta Thunberg?

Greta Thunberg has truly taken the world by storm.  A maverick stalwart, dancing gracefully amidst the crosshairs of the ignorant. But who is this solitary Swedish sensation, and how has she awoken the whims of stubborn middle-aged people? The young Swede began her career of activism in modest means at the age of fifteen. She began by spending her school …


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UL Turns 30: A Look At What Else Happened In 1989

By: Mike Finnerty This year marks 30 years since the University of Limerick gained University status. The University of Limerick was founded in 1972, but did not gain University status until 1989. It became the University we study, play, and eat delicious Stables chicken fillet rolls in today after the passing of the Universities Act in 1989. In June, a …


ULSL Goes Green: Motion on Climate Change passed by Student Council

Headline photo: ULSL represented at the last climate action by Limerick students on 15 April 2019. Photo credit: https://twitter.com/Fridaysforfut18?lang=en On Tuesday 26 March, Student Life passed a long-overdue motion that brings the student body back into line on environmental issues. The motion was ‘ULSL goes Green’ and was brought to council by three students and heavily supported by ULSL President …

Journalism@UL Celebrates Ten Years with Debate about the state of Journalism

By: Mike Finnerty Journalism and New Media celebrated its 10th anniversary today with an event in the GEMS Building. Keynote speaker Fergal Keane, BBC Africa editor, had his keynote address delivered over phone as he was due to travel to Sudan at short notice to report on the coup that is taking place in the country. “That’s the nature of …

Four To The (Debate) Floor: In Interview With Cian Quinlan

By: Nicky Anderson DJ by night and Politics student by day. When people think of DJ’s, they rarely follow that thought with Politics, and certainly not Politicians; except for maybe in the case of Carrick-on-Suir DJ and budding politician, Cian Butler-Quinlan. Well-known by his DJ handle, ‘Cian Cue,’ the 20-year-old University of Limerick student is currently studying a degree in …

The Best Athletes Turned Politicians

By: Mike Finnerty Athletes and politicians are alike in a lot of ways. They’re always under tremendous pressure, if they do something wrong they never hear the end of it, and occasionally they show moments of either inspired genius or baffling ineptitude. Here’s our list of the best athletes who turned their hand to politics. Jack Lynch Sporting life: 6 …

New Student Life President, Welfare and Academic Officers Elected

By: Mike Finnerty This year’s Sabbatical Officers election campaign has ended, and within the last hour, news has broken that the trio of Jack Scanlan, Serena Hare and Colin Lynch have won the vote. The trio campaigned on a platform of sweeping medical and practical changes through campus. Newly-elected Student Life President Jack Scanlan campaigned on a number of issues, …

Student Life Host Election Hustings Ahead Of Thursday Vote

By Shannon Sweeney The Jean Monet theatre hosted the Student Union election hustings last night. The event, chaired by Declan Mills, was an opportunity for students find out about the candidates for the Student Life offices before voting day. Welfare candidate Serena Hare says it’s important for students to use their vote. “Whoever you vote for, it’s your choice but …

Iraq War Casts Psychological Shadow For UL Masters Student

For many, the Iraq war seems million of miles away. For others,it rages on in their memories.By Kate Devaney It was a normal September day. The summer was ending, the children were going back to school. Some people still lay in bed, their day yet to start. For others, their life would end and the day’s date would forever be …