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UL Kayak Club clean up on the river Shannon

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By Charlotte Ryan & Cormac Rowe – ULKC Public Relations Officer     On the 18th of April 2015, the University of Limerick Kayak Club took part in a river clean up on the section of the Shannon that flows through UL’s campus. Members of the club took to the water to collect the rubbish and debris that littered the rivers banks and islands. Weather conditions were ideal for the event as the water was calm and the sun was blazing. Due to human pollution and the winter storms there was no shortage of rubbish to be gathered up. All members who took part were excited for...

Profile – Paul Byrne

By Holly Kenny Paul Byrne, a first year student in Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has been running a night called Riddim & Groove for the past two years with fellow classmates Teige Butler and Darren O’Carroll from Villiers Secondary School, who are both now second year students in LIT. The guys, similarly to most students loved their nights out. However they felt something was missing around Limerick at the time. There weren’t many venues – in their opinion – that played house and garage music. Macronite was more into techno and DIE was a bit of everything. So afte...

Petite Fashion

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By Elaine Holmes One thing that has always bothered me, and presumably many other women who like to shop and browse online, is the models which are used. They are always tall and thin with seemingly 'perfect' figures. These type of clothes are simply not designed for smaller, more petite women who don’t have ‘legs that go on forever’. I found myself buying dresses online which were designed for women who are much taller than I am. Being 5”3, they didn't sit on me right and they didn't compliment my figure. It really irritated me that these gorgeous and affordable dresses didn't suit m...

MARE-ILYN MONROE WOULD BE PROUD

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By Christina Foley Ellis, Equestrian Club PRO With the year halting to an end, UL Equestrian would like to thank all our committee, club members, advisors and sponsors that have contributed to one of our most successful years ever. We began the year on a high with the annual tetrathalon competition, hosted by none other than ourselves, in Ennis. For those who don’t know what TET is, it’s a competition spread over an entire weekend, which includes running, swimming, shooting and show jumping. Not only did we successfully organise the entire weekend with 14 colleges (and over 20 teams) ...

Civil Defence an ‘invaluable’ resource during Missing Person Search Operations

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By Breda Graham It has become an everyday normality in Ireland to hear about a missing person, with the reports of missing people rising by 3,766 from 2003 to 2013. It is normal to scroll down the newsfeed of social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter and see posts about an ongoing search for a missing person or to turn on the radio or television only to hear the latest update on the news bulletin about an abduction or kidnapping. What some people don’t know is what is actually involved from the moment that person is reported missing to the moment they are found.  This time perio...

Profile of UL First Year Journallism and New Media Student Michaela Deane

By Elaine Holmes Michaela Deane, a first-year student in the University of Limerick, sat down on her bed in Drumroe Village as her hectic college day finally drew to a close. The Journalism and New Media student has always had a huge interest in writing, and always makes time for it in her busy schedule at university. Her love and passion for writing was apparent at a young age. In third class, at just nine-years-old, she was told by her teacher that she could “write a book someday.” Because of this, one would assume that a career in English or journalism would be an obvious choi...

Marriage

By Tomás Heneghan In less than four weeks Ireland will vote in what is one of the most contentious and controversial referendums since the 1995 Divorce Referendum. The vote on marriage equality has the opportunity to change how this country views and treats its LGBTQ citizens. Whatever the outcome, a strong message will be sent to the entire nation and to countries around the globe. A “No” vote will tell Ireland’s LGBTQ citizens they are not equal; their love is of a lesser value than heterosexual love. It will, worryingly, send a clear and unequivocal message to the LGBTQ youth of ...

Where Has Time Gone?

By Paul Daly I can’t believe I’m approaching my final two weeks of Erasmus in Manchester because it genuinely feels like it was only yesterday that I moved here. My time here has been incredible due to the fact that I’ve loved the location of my university, the facilities it has to offer and of course the great friends that I’ve met along the way. I remember this time last year I thought I would never cope going abroad on Erasmus and I even contemplated trying to get out of it but thankfully I didn’t. Since coming back from Easter break it has been very busy because a lot o...

Onwards and Upwards for Student Radio Station ULFM

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By Breda Graham The University of Limerick's student run radio station, ULFM, is proudly part of the 67 UL Wolves Clubs & Societies on offer at the University. ULFM was founded in September 2011 and has since grown from strength to strength with dedicated committee members, presenters and producers going the extra mile each year. The ULFM schedule is packed with shows running from 10am to 11pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 4pm Friday throughout the academic year. ULFM has a great variety of shows on offer for its listeners which means there is something to suit everyone.  Shows...

Hacking of UL Website

By Tomás Heneghan The University of Limerick’s website was removed recently following a hack from an Algerian youth group. During the afternoon of Sunday, 20 April the group responsible for the breach, El Moujahidin, replaced the homepage of the university’s website with a message and logo. The message began with: “Hacked by El Moujahidin.” It continued: “Tell your gov, to know about Palestine. We will continue hacking the sites, to send a message of our Palestine and all Arabs. We don’t accept killing of Muslims everywhere [sic]. Stop killing US.” A number of hash-tag...