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Five Kinds Of People Who Post In UL Freshers Groups

Group chats can be absolutely head-wrecking. A great philosopher once told An Focal “College life is being invited to join 14 different group chats and muting them all.”  Imagine the scenes if you were in a group with over 6,000 people, then you voluntarily joined another four identical groups because you were that desperate for a Race Day ticket. Sadly …


Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh

Closing One Door to Open Another: An Interview with Lost Boys

By: Christine Costello [Note: This interview was originally published in November 2018 issue of An Focal – Lost Boys new single Gemini is out now.] Lost Boys are a 4 piece Irish pop band putting a modern twist on old school pop music. The group is based out of Limerick city and consists of Peadar Storey, aged 22 on vocals …


UL Alumni Honor Esteemed Graduates

UL Alumni honoured three esteemed graduates at the 13th Annual UL Alumni Awards Gala Dinner last Saturday.   This annual event celebrates the outstanding achievements of graduates of the University of Limerick.   Those honoured at the event include Business leader Niall Browne, renowned Academic Prof. Brigid Laffan and Social Entrepreneur Michael Kelly   UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said: …

It’s Panto Time at UCH (Oh, yes it is!)

Last week University Concert Hall (UCH) and Robert C. Kelly launched this year’s Christmas panto, Snow White.   The launch took place in Limerick’s No.1 Pery Square and featured a star-studded cast of both local and national celebrities.   Robert C. Kelly’s pantomime will feature a retelling of a classic fairytale ‘with a contemporary twist’.   Mayor Daniel Butler attended …

Men’s Health Week: Toxic masculinity, testicular cancer awareness, education on steroids and more

Men’s Health Week concluded last week after an abundance of campaigns and events from ULSL to highlight the issues in health that predominantly affect men. The week kicked off with former soccer player and men’s mental health advocate, Richie Sadlier, who delivered a talk to UL students on the toxic effects of masculinity. In his recent interview with An Focal, …

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Mean Girls

Since its release in 2004, Mean Girls has been regarded as one of the most influential chick flicks in cinematic history. No Wednesday goes without a pink and no October 3rd without a cheesy clickbait article from just about every Facebook page.   An Focal are proud to jump on the bandwagon and bring you five Mean Girls facts that …

Mick Flannery plays Exclusive Lunchtime Concert at UL

Mick Flannery will perform at a Lunchtime Concert in University of Limerick this afternoon.   The concert will be held in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and presented by the MA in Songwriting.   All are welcome to attend and admission is free.   The singer-somgwriter will also host an exclusive workshop at UL for students of …