Features, Fuinneamh

Top Influencers to Follow for a More Positive Feed

Influencers get a bad rap. They are often blamed for everything from body image issues to society’s obsession with buying things. But not all influencers want to sell you something. And, those who do want you to buy better, not more. Here are seven influencers advocating for diversity, climate change, body image mental health and more. 1.Body Positive Panda Megan …


#repealtheseal

by Shannon Sweeney 179,831, and counting people have signed a petition to prevent the sealing of records from the Mother and Baby homes for a further 30 years. Aitheantas, Adoptee Identity Rights started the petition on Friday and within 24hrs 20,000 people had signed it. On the Aitheantas, Adoptee Rights uplift page, they say preventing the sealing of the archive …

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 …

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 …

Anytime Of The Month Campaign Gains Momentum

By Shannon Sweeney The “Anytime of the Month” initiative officially launched yesterday “in solidarity and support” with people experiencing period poverty. The campaign intends to help people find free sanitary products on campus when they can’t afford to buy them. The launch was held in the Common Room in the Student Life building at lunchtime on Monday. Founder Clodagh Guerin, …

UL Postgraduate Student’s Union Election Results

Abraham Ireland and Sanjana Kumar have been elected President and Vice President respectively of the UL Post Graduate Student Union. 413 people voted in this year’s election. Sanjana Kumar was voted in as Vice President with 197 votes. Sanjana’s campaign manifesto included policies on opening the post-grad space on weekends, post-graduate facilities and an affordable alternative to Spar. Abraham Ireland …

Sanctuary Week Celebrated In UL

By: Shannon Sweeney Sanctuary week runs from the first to the fourth of April 2019. Events include talks, music, a photo exhibition, and the €38.80 campaign. According to Student Life Welfare Officer, Lorcan O’Donnell, Sanctuary week is important to highlight some of the challenges students living in Direct Provision face while at University. “Knockalisheen is out in the middle of …

Taking Action: Sexual Harassment Policy Proposal Passed

By: Shannon Sweeney UL Student Life and Student Council voted unanimously to pass a proposal to lobby the University for an official sexual harassment policy. Student Council Chairperson, Mary-Ellen O’Keefe, brought the proposal to the student council on Tuesday evening. The proposal contained six recommendations on creating a shared university policy to supporting victims of sexual assault and harassment. “Sexual …