Presidential candidate – Ciara ‘Jo’ Hanlon

Name: Ciara ‘Jo’ Hanlon From:  Kilchreest, South Galway   Why did you decide to run? I was a campaign manager last year for a presidential candidate and through this experience, I saw the ins and outs of the job and I thought, “I can do that job.” It was mainly the fear of regret that really pushed me over the line to …

Rise and Repeal on International Women’s Day

Rise and Repeal began at 12:12pm on March 8th, International Women’s Day, with a minutes silence for the 12 women a day who fly to the UK for abortions. The event was organized by the University of Limerick’s Feminist Society. “We are here at this bridge to support anyone who has gone to England for basic health care” said the …

Does Religion Have a Place Among Young People Anymore?

When you think of the word ‘Priest’, many connotations come to mind. Some are positive, whilst others not so much. Now imagine a priest surrounded by hormonal, brutally honest teenagers who is more open to change than the Pope. “If [the Catholic Church] doesn’t change then it will die, but maybe it has to die for something new to emerge. …

Political & World news roundup of January – February

Failing to keep up to date with all the latest news and current affairs? Fear no more, here’s your comprehensive list on what you missed over the last month. Jan 17th – The South Korean Ministry of Unification announces that both North Korea and South Korea will march together under the Korean Unification Flag during the opening ceremony of the …

ULSU votes in favour of campaigning to repeal the 8th amendment

The University of Limerick Students’ Union has voted in favour of campaigning to repeal the 8th amendment. The vote, which took place on Wednesday evening passed by a majority of 171 to 71 in favour of the Universities Student Union backing the campaign to repeal the 8th amendment. A total of 256 students from the University turned out for the …

Resistance To Change

  Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or have just arisen from a coma then you’ll have heard the news about Ireland holding a referendum on abortion this summer. As the news was announced, protests by pro-life campaigners were organised using emotive placards featuring children with Down Syndrome and medically inaccurate photos of late term abortions. In some instances, …