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Anytime of the Month Workplace Ambassador Programme

Anytime of the Month are based out of the University of Limerick and work voluntarily through a portfolio of initiatives to alleviate the effects of period poverty. The organisation believe that everyone has the right to access period products, they believe in menstrual health education and ultimately believe in eradicating the period taboo. People with periods have been invisible to …


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The Unsettling Truth behind Framing Britney Spears

Britney Spears is THE childhood icon to anyone born in the 90s. And for those of us who were too young to fully understand her catastrophic downfall in 2007, Framing Britney Spears is an at times horrifying reminder of the media culture of the day that revelled in tearing her down. Much of the documentary is also dedicated to explaining …


“We have to lose the sax solo!”- The Making of My Lovely Horse

On a Good Friday 1996, in a house on Kerry’s road in Limerick, a group were gathered to view an episode of comedy that is now enshrined in the Irish psyche. My father was part of that group as they previewed what many view as the greatest episode of a TV comedy in Irish history. The episode was ’A Song …

Lost Boys: “I think the majority of that EP actually came together in my bedroom in Castletroy”

Lost Boys are an Indie-Pop band consisting of Limerick natives Peadar Storey, Michael Meleady, Peter Corbett, and Patrick O’Donnell. Forming in the summer of 2018 and adding a member shortly after, the group have finally released their long-awaited debut EP titled “Honey Mustard”. I sat down (in a virtual sense) with Michael and Patrick to chat about their experience working …

Why is The Tommy Tiernan Show so successful?

In an age of Instagram influencers, viral TikTok dances and daily Covid-19 case figures, the Tommy Tiernan brings a welcome change to the usual façade of late-night talk shows. Airing every Saturday night, the show offers an unconventional approach to interviewing, with each week’s guests remaining unknown to not only Tommy, but the viewers as well. Only this type of …

Why Taylor Swift is Revisiting her Past to Reclaim her Future

How can you put into words the icon that is Taylor Swift? While we are all sitting around complaining about the pandemic and how hard it is to get work done, Taylor is recording two whole new albums and re-recording five of her old albums as well?! But why is that? Not only is she a creative genius, but she …

Opinion: College Court Drama Exposes Deeper Problems For Third Level Students

College Court was brought to national attention last night. Equipped with fireworks, a butchered rendition of Come On Eileen and shameless public stories, Irish Twitter descended into chaos.  For most UL students, social media was where we watched the antics unfold. Most of us haven’t set foot on campus since March and have spent the last year grappling with online …

UL Student Life condemns mass gathering at College Court

by Chloe O’Keeffe. Three arrests, and approximately 30 fines have been made to date following an outbreak of a road party in College Court, Castletroy last evening. Two men (20s) were arrested under the Public Order Legislation and one man (20s) was arrested under Misuse of Drugs Legislation , Approximately 50 Fixed Payment Notices for Breaches of the Health Act …

Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Ultimate Ranking

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful movie franchise in history. Spanning 23 interconnected movies across all platforms, it has gone from strength to strength ever since its introduction all the way back in 2008 and has shown no sign slowing down. Most of films listed are not necessarily bad movies, just not as well liked or as interesting …

Stripping Of Gaelic Games’ Elite Status Is ‘Disappointing And Damaging’

At the start of February, GAA fans had their worst nightmares confirmed with the announcement from the Government that the GAA was not an elite sport anymore. This means that GAA cannot take place under current restrictions. The news was greeted with dismay and anger from players, managers and fans up and down the country after the GAA lit up …