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UL Lecturer Shortlisted for Prestigious Hennessy Award

Professor Eoin Devereux, a lecturer at University of Limerick (UL), has been shortlisted for a 2018 Hennessy Literary Award. 18 writers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Hennessy Awards, which celebrate the work of emerging Irish writers.   Professor Devereux told An Focal that he is “thrilled” to be shortlisted. “Although I’ve been writing on and off since my teens, …


UL Shortlisted for Three DELTA Awards

University of Limerick (UL) has been shortlisted for three DELTA (Disciplinary Excellence in Learning Teaching and Assessment) Awards.  The inaugural DELTA Awards seek to recognize ambitious and innovative approaches to teaching.  The School of Law, the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) and the Department of Clinical Therapies have been recognized.   The School of Law’s project ‘Clinical Legal Education through …

UL Smoking Restrictions – Five Months On

Five months ago, the University of Limerick Student’s Union (ULSU) announced that the university would be implementing a ‘smoke-free’ policy. The policy has since resulted in the designation of several ‘smoke-free’ zones on campus.   ULSU President Jack Shelly stated that the success of the policy is largely dependent on the university community’s adherence to the ‘smoke-free’ zones. “There will …

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 …

9-11 to Trump, UL’s record in keeping the world sane and humane during times of trouble

By Fiachra O’ Luain UL graduate Fiachra Ó Luain compares Trump era to immediate post 9-11 era on campus and tells how your support for Dínit, an Irish volunteering NGO supporting with refugees in Greece could win you a trip in a Hot Air Balloon. Week Zero, September 2001, myself and the other first years took up our rooms around …