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Alumni Focus: Breeda Comyns

By Siobhan Comyns UL alumnus Breeda Comyns is Associate Professor in Corporate Social Responsibility at KEDGE Business School, Marseille, France. (KEDGE currently has a 12,000-strong student body on 7 campuses spread over three continents). When she graduated from UL in 1997 with a BSc in Environmental Science, she did not have “a plan” but she did want to do something meaningful. …


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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 …


Alumni Focus: From UL to Meteorology with Michelle Dillon

By Siobhan Comyns As part of a new series, An Focal seeks out successful UL graduates who have forged their way in diverse fields after their days spent tracing the Living Bridge. The first graduate in focus is Clare woman and Meteorologist Michelle Dillon who is one of the team members we regularly see presenting the weather on RTE. Where …

Six Nations Preview- What To Expect

By Dylan Goodman The much anticipated Six Nations kicks off this weekend. Grand Slam Champions Wales begin their defense of the tournament against Italy at home at 14:15 on Saturday. The other matches of the weekend pits Ireland against Scotland and the final game of the weekend is the mouth-watering tie of world cup runners up England travelling to France. …

UL Ladies’ Football take home title with convicing win

UL senior ladies football team were crowned the Gourmet Food Parlour Ladies HEC Football Division 1 title with an impressive display against DCU in Stradbally Laois on Tuesday night A simply stunning performance from Cork’s Eimear Scally helped UL to victory. She finished with a tally of 1-6 four of them were frees. University of Limerick came out of the …

Unsung Heroes: Meeting the library canteen ladies

“The Pink Ladies.”   “The mammies.”   These are just a couple of the endearing titles given to the exuberant group of women who work in the Plaza Cafe in the Glucksman Library.   It’s apparent from the smiles on the faces of every student and staff member who leaves the cafe; these ladies are serving more than just food. …

An Focal’s First Take Club #7 – The Godfather Part 3

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather: Part III’ is seen by many as the most disappointing of all time. With my recent Godfather binge, I was worried about this film, as I knew of the widespread disappointment felt among fans of the previous two films, deemed by the masses …