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Three Girls 300 Miles Outside Their Comfort Zone

Unfortunately, we have all been affected by cancer in our lifetime in some way. Whether it be personally, or someone we know or love. Cancer has taken so much from us, but it shouldn’t have to take dignity or pride from its victims when they are fighting back by undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Three young Irish women living in Sydney – …


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Student Homelessness soars in UL in first semester back on campus

The University of Limerick is currently facing an unprecedented student homelessness crisis.   Continued unsustainable growth of the student population by the university, without an increase in the number of on campus beds available has led to students commuting hours to lectures, sleeping on floors and paying hundreds per week for a roof over their heads in hotels.   Speaking …


Still No Sign of KPMG report on Dunnes Stores Acquisition

by Cian Dalton Almost three months since Professor Kerstin Mey told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that a KPMG report into the University’s acquisition of the old Dunnes Stores property in the city centre was due relatively soon, there is still no sign of the report. The University of Limerick (UL) bought the site for €8 million, with news emerging …

“No Such Thing as a Quick Fix”- The Dangers of Diet Pills

The pandemic plunged the majority of the population into a sedentary lifestyle,  with many now carrying extra weight. New marketing regimes have become commonplace on social media and are now targeting this vulnerable cohort desperate to shift the pounds. Khloe Kardashian, Katie Price and Vikki Patterson have all promoted meal replacers and diet pills to their millions of fans on …

Anytime of the Month, the UL-based social enterprise fighting period poverty, is taking their fight to the corporate level

By Ellen Gough Anytime of the Month, the UL-based social enterprise fighting period poverty, is taking their fight to the corporate level.- The initiative, founded in 2019, have recently launched their Workplace Ambassador programme. Already on board as partners are local businesses Piquant Media and designer Aoife Ireland, along with the Labour Party and the Irish Women Lawyers Association, and …

These Shoes Are Made for Locals: Limerick Business Adapts to Lockdown

Shops and businesses around Ireland have suffered over the last 12 months as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Other than the words COVID-19 and two metres, phrases such as  ‘support your local’ have gained popularity in this timeframe.  The economy, in general, has suffered both in Ireland and globally but one economy that we have seen first hand suffer …

UL FM Win Big: Clubs and Socs Award Winners Announced

Student Life has announced its annual award winners on an virtual ceremony held on  Friday 9th April.   This year, the awards took place virtually the form of a YouTube video.  The Club and Society of the Year went to UL FM, beating competition from nominees  Economics and Investments and Enactus UL.  “We are over the moon to have been announced …

Incoming Student Life Sabbatical team are determined to ensure the safe return to Campus

by Chloe O’Keeffe Cillian O’Donoghue, Seán Mulkern, Alice Hynes and Jordan Cassells will be taking over the roles of the sabbatical team for the 2021/22 academic year. A big part of the manifestoes were based on the safe return to campus, as well as increased social media campaigns. Fourth year Business and German student Cillian O’Donoghue will be taking over …

Student Elections 2021 Nominations Announced

by Chloe O’Keeffe It’s that time of academic year again. UL Student Life announced the nominations for the student elections yesterday, March 17 on their social media platforms. There are seven candidates running for the four positions. Candidates for President are fourth year Business and German student, Cillian O’Donohue, and final- year Business student Dylan Reeves- Wasik. Seán Mulkern is …