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UFC Fight Island 6: Dominant Ortega Returns With A Win

Brian Ortega (15-1 1NC) put on a dominant display against ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung (16-6) in his return to the octagon. ‘T-City’ made all the right moves, including a dazzling spinning elbow in round two, in his first fight in 22 months, earning the unanimous decision (UD). The fight was scored 50-45 by all three judges. The main …


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Painting the Toon Red: United Late-Late Show Guarantees Three Points

Manchester United put four past Newcastle United in St. James’ Park on Saturday night. However,  the scoreboard might have flattered the Red Devils.  It looked like it was going to be another one of those nights for Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer and his underperforming troops when Luke Shaw diverted a Newcastle cross into his own net.  David De Gea looked on …


Budget 2021

The government is to allocate €3.3 billion to the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. The budget includes €50 million to support third level students. Speaking at the budget 2021 address to the Dáil on Tuesday, Minister for Expenditure Michael McGrath said that supporting higher education will benefit many aspects of Irish society. “As we face …

BREAKING: Level 5 restrictions in place from midnight Wednesday for 6 weeks

Following hours-long meetings, the Cabinet have agreed to move the Republic of Ireland to Level 5 restrictions from Wednesday midnight for six weeks. These restrictions are said to be reviewed after 4 weeks from An Taoiseach Michaél Martin. After hours of negotiations between Ministers and health officials from NPHET, it has been announced that the country will go into Level …

Alumni Focus: Breeda Comyns

By Siobhan Comyns UL alumnus Breeda Comyns is Associate Professor in Corporate Social Responsibility at KEDGE Business School, Marseille, France. (KEDGE currently has a 12,000-strong student body on 7 campuses spread over three continents). When she graduated from UL in 1997 with a BSc in Environmental Science, she did not have “a plan” but she did want to do something meaningful. …

Final year cut short for students due to shock closure

By Shannon Sweeney Fourth- year undergraduate, postgraduate and international students’ express sadness over the closure of the University of Limerick (UL) during their final semester. For the past two weeks, students across the country have been studying from home while many international students have had to return to their home countries. Many students fear that the university will remain closed …

UL Craft Society Host Their First Charity Week Event

UL Craft Society held a special event during charity week. The event called Bob and Bubbles was held in the student courtyard on Wednesday. Society Co-President Niamh Tubridy said the event represented the ethos of UL Craft Society. “We’re Craft Soc, this is our jam,” she said. The Bob and Bubbles event Bob and consisted of students in the courtyard …