Clubs&Socs, College Life

ULFM Celebrates Ten Years on the Airwaves

ULFM, the University of Limerick’s student run radio station, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this week. Located in the Student Life Centre in the main courtyard, the station will be looking back on their many highs of the last decade in a series of online shows. The celebrations will be taking place all week with a number of ULFM alumni …


Politics

The Roundup

The State of the EU On Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen gave her annual State of the EU speech to a sparse, socially distanced crowd in Brussels. Her speech was sombre as she discussed Climate Change, migration, defence policy and internal battles within the Union. The President told us that 72% of people were now vaccinated, and …


Cruella Deville or Cruella DeCringe?

Cruella Deville or Cruella Cringe? That is the question. I recently watched the 2021 Disney Cruella movie, starring Emma Stone. This is yet another live action Disney remake that revolves around the villain who infamously kills dalmatian puppies to create morbid yet glamorous fur coats. The movie focuses on Cruella’s backstory, where it is revealed that her real name is …

Why Can’t Mayo Win An All-Ireland?

The Mayo footballers, yet another Final loss to add to the lengthy list of them down through the years. Unlike many of the previous deciders, they went into Saturday’s game against Tyrone as hot favourites after their memorable win over Dublin. However, when both Tommy Conroy and Ryan O’Donoghue missed guilt-edged opportunities at the start of the second half, it …

Champions League 21/22 – Who Will Win?

The UEFA Champions League 2021/22 will start on Tuesday 14th September and with fans back it will make this year’s competition a lot better. Let’s look at the main challengers. PSG   According to the bookies, PSG are the favourites.  The Parisians have never won the competition – they made the final in 2020 but lost out to Bayern Munich.  …

Ireland Beaten By Spain In First RWC 2021 Qualifier

Spain 8-7 Ireland Ireland suffered a one-point defeat to a physically imposing Spain side in what was a poor start to their Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe Qualifier campaign on Monday evening. Adam Griggs’ side made textbook errors throughout the match as the Women’s Six Nations side failed to assert their dominance over the 2019-20 Women’s Rugby Europe champions. Spain …

Stephen Kenny and the Fan Base Split: Should Ireland Stick With The Beleaguered Manager?

Us Ireland fans are no strangers to last-minute losses and agonising draws. Ever since Thierry Henry handpassed the ball to William Gallas in 2009 to crush a nation’s hopes and dreams I have never felt comfortable when Ireland lead in the dying stages. So, when Ronaldo leapt like a salmon to head in the winner in Portugal last week I …

Still No Sign of KPMG report on Dunnes Stores Acquisition

by Cian Dalton Almost three months since Professor Kerstin Mey told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that a KPMG report into the University’s acquisition of the old Dunnes Stores property in the city centre was due relatively soon, there is still no sign of the report. The University of Limerick (UL) bought the site for €8 million, with news emerging …