Features

Ireland is rife with sexual assault; and we need to talk about it

by Ellie McCarthy. Trigger Warning: sexual assault I have a friend who is afraid to go to her local shop because her attacker works there. I have a friend that is scared to go back to college because her attacker goes there. I have a friend who moved schools because of what happened her. I have a friend who was …


Travel

The Stairway to Heaven, Cuilcagh Mountain Trail the ideal post lockdown adventure!

by Heather Duke Photo by Heather Duke In this pandemic a lot of life was put on hold. You might not be able to do the things you used to do to find meaning. Which is why when the lockdown ends getting out into nature is an ideal activity to reset our minds, relieve stress, gain a sense of achievement …


LONG READ: International Elections to sink your teeth into this year

by Jordan Fenlon With the Coronavirus consuming most of the news, it is sometimes easy to forget that there was a time when arguments and issues not relating to Coronavirus took precedent. Thankfully, 2021 has in-store some elections, that will however by in large be Coronavirus- centered. None the less, they may offer some interesting results. Israel First we go …

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 …

Separating the facts from fiction in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’

by Olivia Hoysted Captivating the political and private life of the English Monarch, Netflix’s The Crown is a  drama sweeping over the 20th century and exploring into the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. According to statistics released by Netflix, the drama starring performers such as Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies has had 73 million …

Non- attendance at UL Counselling Service drops

by Aishlin Hennigan THE amount of session ‘non-attendance’ for the counselling service in University of Limerick (UL) decreased when remote learning came into practice in March 2020. The percentage non-attendance appointments dropped from 25 percent to 5 percent throughout the March to May period. Dr. Rachel Glennon the Assistant Psychologist at Éist Student Counselling & Wellbeing Service said: “This highlights …

The Housing Disaster: Analysing Our Generation’s Defining Crisis

by Chloe O’Keefe – Editor at An Focal; Conor Capplis – Senior Reporter at The College Tribune; Paddy Henry – Editor at Student Independent News; Conor Brummell – News Editor at Student Independent News; Maeve McTaggert – News Editor at University Express Elisha Carey – Features Editor at University Express. Edited by Fiona Keeley – Editor at University Express. We are living in …

Taken IV: Takeaway Pints

by Cian Dalton. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly was forced to withdraw his memo banning takeaway pints earlier this week after failing to garner enough support from Cabinet. Following videos surfacing online of large numbers and groups drinking takeaway pints on South William Street in Dublin, the Government acted swiftly and moved to ban takeaway pints altogether. The Health Minister was …