Features, News

Park Retirement Village Resident’s Association Hold First Public Meeting

The Resident’s Association of the Park Retirement Village in Castletroy held their first public meeting last night, Tuesday 8th March, regarding conditions in the village. The meeting took place in Castletroy Park Hotel and was well attended by residents, locals from the surrounding community and local councillors. Roisín Ní Shúilleabhain, a University of Limerick Journalism student and organiser of the …


News, Politics

Weekly America

Biden makes his first State of the Union address, Republicans dominate voter turnout in Texas primary election, and more than a million Ukrainians seek refuge amidst Russian invasion. Here are your top stories for Weekly America. Biden makes his first State of the Union address to a concerned America President Biden made his first State of the Union address to …


Castletroy Park Retirement Village Resident’s Association Launch Campaign to #saveourvillage

Castletroy Park Retirement Village Resident’s Association will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 8th of March 2022 in the Castletroy Park Hotel. The meeting will take place at 7pm and will see the launch of the #saveourvillage campaign by the Resident’s Association. Former University of Limerick Professor Dr. Kevin Ryan is a resident of the village since May 2018 …

The SMEDIAS are back!

The National Student Media Awards will be held in person for the first time in three years following the easing of Coronavirus restrictions. ‘The Smedias’ are one of the biggest and longest running student journalism events in Ireland. The awards event was held online in 2021. Despite the different setting, the event received over 1000 entries. The in-person event will …

Seachtain Na Gaeilge 2022 le Cumann Gaelach

Cuirfear tús le Seachtain na Gaeilge ar an 1 Márta agus beidh sí ar siúl go dtí Lá Fhéile Pádraig, an 17 Márta. Mar sin, bí cinnte páirt a ghlacadh in aon imeachtaí inar féidir leat, ach níos tábhachtaí, do chuid Gaeilge a úsáid! Is féile bhliantúil Ghaeilge í Seachtain na Gaeilge, agus meastar í ar cheann de na ceiliúrtha …

Ukraine Crisis: Tensions Rise as Putin Recognises Pro-Russian Separatists’ Independence

Tensions in Ukrainian-Russian relations came to a head on Monday as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans to recognise the independence of two pro-Russian separatist groups on Ukraine’s eastern border. The announcement came during an hour-long televised address in which President Putin described Ukraine as a “colony of puppets” who are “preparing military action against our country”. The Russian premier …

UL Students react to new campus COVID-19 regulations

On Monday the 31st January the Office of the Provost and Deputy President of UL sent an email to all students detailing the new COVID-19 regulations on campus. In the email, the office confirmed that mask-wearing and social distancing are no longer legal requirements for staff and students. The Office of the Provost and Deputy President said: “In line with …

Student Life President Has His Say on Student Influx

The University of Limerick’s Student Life President, Cillian O’Donohue, released a thread of tweets regarding last year’s student accommodation crisis on Friday night, 28th January. Mr. O’Donohue tweeted: “In September, we saw the worst student accommodation crisis ever in Limerick and in Ireland, with students all over the country living in hotels, commuting ridiculous distances and even being forced to …

Eating Disorders: New Figures Uncover A Stark Increase in Young People Suffering

The lockdown has provided a catalyst for college students to suffer from eating disorders according to Bodywhys, the Irish Eating Disorder Association.  From January to September 2020 to 2021, Bodywhys reported a 75% increase in support emails and a further 60% increase in attendees for online groups. Adult referrals have increased significantly, most notably in the 18-24 year age group.  …

Limerick on Ice Melts Away

  It has been announced that Limerick City’s most popular Christmas time attraction will not be reopening for the 2021 holiday season.   Limerick on Ice’s founder Fran O’Donnell has announced that the ice rink will not be operating for the first time in 17 years (excluding the 2020 season due to Covid-19 restrictions) because of issues surrounding insurance for …