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From Duckling to SWAN – The Evolution of Gender Equality in Irish Universities

In February 2018, University College Cork (UCC) announced their commitment to appoint a minimum of 40% of women in all major decision-making bodies within the university by 2022. This commitment forms part of a four-year initiative aimed at achieving equal representation of women across all areas of the university.  UCC’s pledge to tackle gender inequality is just one of many …


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. …

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, …

UL Law Degrees Gain Recognition by the Bar Council of India

The University of Limerick (UL) School of Law has achieved recognition of its Law Plus and Law and Accounting Degrees by the Bar Council of India. This recognition will position graduates of these degrees to practice law in India.   The process to gain recognition began in January 2017 and involved the submission of a report and a five day …

Book of Condolence opens for Anthony Foley in Sports Arena

By Paul Saunders A Book of Condolence for Anthony Foley has opened today in the UL Sport Arena. The book is open for all to sign and is accompanied by candle and a photo of “Axel” with the Heineken Cup. The book has been open to sign since 9am and is nearly half full, filled with messages of thanks and …

Budget 2017: A Student Guide

By Evie Kearney Budget 2017 was announced today by Finance Minister Michael Noonan. Mr Noonan announced €500 million of tax cuts a €195 million increase in tax revenue. While there was nothing particularly surprising about this year’s budget, third-level students will be affected in some sectors. Here are the main points to take away from Budget 2017 as a student: …