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BREAKING: Level 5 restrictions in place from midnight Wednesday for 6 weeks

By An Focal Editor, Chloe O’Keeffe Following hours-long meetings, the Cabinet have agreed to move the Republic of Ireland to Level 5 restrictions from Wednesday midnight for six weeks. These restrictions are said to be reviewed after 4 weeks from An Taoiseach Michaél Martin. After hours of negotiations between Ministers and health officials from NPHET, it has been announced that …


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Final year cut short for students due to shock closure

By Shannon Sweeney Fourth- year undergraduate, postgraduate and international students’ express sadness over the closure of the University of Limerick (UL) during their final semester. For the past two weeks, students across the country have been studying from home while many international students have had to return to their home countries. Many students fear that the university will remain closed …


UL’s New Accommodation Plans Spark Uproar

By Niamh Delmer STUDENTS at the University of Limerick (UL) are to protest next month following the introduction of new on-campus accommodation policies for the next academic year. Last Friday, Campus Life Services, which operates all on-campus accommodation at the university, announced that new regulations would come into effect for the year starting in September 2020. Rent across all five …

UL Hosts Higher Education Debate

A panel of party representatives discussed funding for Higher Education in a debate hosted by economist Stephen Kinsella today. Despite a notable absence from Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein and The Social Democrats, the panel saw Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne, Green Party’s Brian Leddin, Aontu’s Michael Ryan and Jan O Sullivan from the Labour Party discuss their party’s manifestos. The debate …

Calls for diversity and inclusion office at University of Limerick

Calls are being made for a Diversity and Inclusion Office to be established within the University of Limerick. LGBTQI+ Representative of UL Student Council Alena Kiel is leading a campaign to set up a Diversity and Inclusion Office within the remit of UL Student Life. They believe that such an office would fill the need for greater awareness and inclusion …

Loretta Glucksman honoured with doctorate in New York ceremony

Irish-American philanthropist Loretta Brennan Glucksman, namesake for the University of Limerick’s library, donned cap and gown in New York City on Sunday as she was conferred with an honorary doctorate of letters by University of Limerick. At an event in Glucksman Ireland House at New York University on Fifth Avenue, UL chancellor Mary Harney conferred the degree on Ms. Glucksman …

UL offered to host Lyric FM as Limerick relocation controversy rumbles on

President of UL Dr. Des Fitzgerald wrote to RTÉ in an attempt to sustain LyricFM’s presence in Limerick by offering the campus as a more cost-efficient location. The news was first reported by the Limerick Leader this morning, The email was written in late September, as rumours began to swirl at the time that Lyric FM was being earmarked for …

Student Race Day 2020: Third time’s a charm for debacle?

Limerick Student Race Day – a day for suits and dresses, consuming a large quantity of alcohol and placing bets on all the wrong horses.. if we ever get there that is. As probably most people who are reading this article are aware, tickets for Student Race Day 2020 initially went on sale on Thursday morning (7th November) at 12pm …

BREAKING: UL to host 2020 FIBA Men’s European Championships

Basketball Ireland has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2020 FIBA Men’s European Championship for Small Countries, and the tournament will be held at the University of Limerick. The announcement was made at the FIBA board meeting in Cologne today. The announcement comes off the back of the successful hosting of the Under 18 and Senior Women’s European Championships …