JCB Plough Through Competition to Take Three Sabbatical Offices

By Evie Kearney The joint ticket of ‘JCB’ has successfully been elected to all three sabbatical positions for 2017/18. The team of Jack Shelly, Roberta Harrington and Conor Hussey will assume the offices of President, DP Welfare and VP Academic respectively at the end of May. Following the eliminations and vote transfers of RON, Christian…


Horgan, Harrington and Hussey Top An Focal Opinion Poll

By Evie Kearney An Focal ran an online poll to attempt to determine the results of the Students’ Union Sabbatical Officers election. The poll received 894 votes in total and the results were as follows:   President: Lorna Horgan – 41% Jack Shelly – 31% Christopher Denis Collins – 15% Oisin Taylor Blakely – 8%…


ERB Votes Not to Disqualify Lorna Horgan from Presidential Race

By Evie Kearney & Paul Saunders The Students’ Union Electoral and Referenda Board (ERB) have voted not to disqualify presidential candidate Lorna Horgan following nine hours of deliberation today. The ERB were investigating a complaint made against Ms Horgan following posts on her social media accounts on Tuesday night. Ms Horgan was found to have…


Letters to the Eighth Amendment

Last semester, An Focal ran the popular series Letters to the Eighth Amendment. This clause of the Irish Constitution gives equal right to life to both a mother and an unborn child. Read the full letters that featured in the paper below: By Kathleen O’Sullivan Dear Constitution (Con), I hope you don’t mind me calling…


Student Protest Greets Enda Kenny As He Visits UL

By Paul Saunders Over one hundred UL students turned out to protest against third level fees as Enda Kenny launched the €86 million Bernal Institute. The protesters were comprised of students from a variety of the universities societies such as Out in UL, Sinn Féin society, Social Democrats and many students who joined the protest…


Being Visually Impaired On Campus

By Yash Sanghvi Josh Stundon (23) is a Human Rights and Criminal Justice student here in the University of Limerick (UL), and has already completed a bachelor degree in Law Plus. Josh has been blind since he was four and a half months old. “There are a lot of people who are visually impaired but…

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