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UL Student Life condemns mass gathering at College Court

by Chloe O’Keeffe. Three arrests, and approximately 30 fines have been made to date following an outbreak of a road party in College Court, Castletroy last evening. Two men (20s) were arrested under the Public Order Legislation and one man (20s) was arrested under Misuse of Drugs Legislation , Approximately 50 Fixed Payment Notices for Breaches of the Health Act …


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Increased Garda Presence set for Castletroy

by Chloe O’Keeffe There will be increase garda presence put into place for the Castletroy area over the next few days. The news was announced by national media yesterday evening, and confirmed by University of Limerick President, Professor Kirsten Mey in an email to students and staff at the University this afternoon. “In light of increasing concerns about student gatherings …


Non- attendance at UL Counselling Service drops

by Aishlin Hennigan THE amount of session ‘non-attendance’ for the counselling service in University of Limerick (UL) decreased when remote learning came into practice in March 2020. The percentage non-attendance appointments dropped from 25 percent to 5 percent throughout the March to May period. Dr. Rachel Glennon the Assistant Psychologist at Éist Student Counselling & Wellbeing Service said: “This highlights …

Coco’s Law Commences to Mark Safer Internet Day

The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill was officially launched yesterday (February 9th) to mark Safer Internet Day. The law has created two new offences to criminalise non-consensual distribution of intimate images. The first offence addresses the distribution or publication of intimate images without consent and with the intent to cause harm which can lead to an unlimited fine …

On Campus Covid-19 Tests Now Available to UL Students

The University of Limerick is now holding Covid-Testing on campus due to an increased level of transmission in the Castletroy area. The dominant UK Covid-19 variant has been cited as placing a high risk of transmission in the student community. UL has paired with the HSE, An Garda Síochána  and Public Health Mid-West to provide this protective measure for students. “In the …

Movember UL raise three times more than last year

by Chloe O’Keeffe Movember is an annual fundraising event which takes place during the month of November to raise awareness for men’s health. The event was first set up by a group of friends in Australia, 2003 but has since become a worldwide event. In it’s second year running, as of Saturday 28 November at 17.07 the Are UL? Movember …

Letters of Love: Craft Society Links With Limerick Nursing Home as part of Nationwide Pen-Pal Project

The Craft Society have devised their own way of combatting isolation felt my residents of Ireland’s nursing homes, one of the worst effected community’s from the Covid Pandemic. The Pen Pal Project is an incentive by Irish business-owner Stacey Fiat, with the aim to pair Irish nursing home residents with a Pen Pal volunteer. Ireland’s nursing homes were badly hit …

The Housing Disaster: Analysing Our Generation’s Defining Crisis

by Chloe O’Keefe – Editor at An Focal; Conor Capplis – Senior Reporter at The College Tribune; Paddy Henry – Editor at Student Independent News; Conor Brummell – News Editor at Student Independent News; Maeve McTaggert – News Editor at University Express Elisha Carey – Features Editor at University Express. Edited by Fiona Keeley – Editor at University Express. We are living in …

Taken IV: Takeaway Pints

by Cian Dalton. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly was forced to withdraw his memo banning takeaway pints earlier this week after failing to garner enough support from Cabinet. Following videos surfacing online of large numbers and groups drinking takeaway pints on South William Street in Dublin, the Government acted swiftly and moved to ban takeaway pints altogether. The Health Minister was …

Coronavirus Vaccines: Here’s what we know

by Aoife O’Sullivan Early in the week American pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that they had successfully manufactured a vaccine that was 90% effective in Stage 3 of the vaccine testing process. A week later, Moderna, another American company announced that they had developed a vaccine that is almost 95% effective, without needing to be stored at the extremely low temperatures …