News, Politics

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 …


Opinion, Politics

Democracy Is Dead. What’s Next?

Democracy is an inherently flawed concept, the main use of governance for the past 2 millennia has resulted in creating the thought process that has allowed for the commodification, dehumanisation and rapid destruction of the planet.  When Marx saw the class hierarchy back in the 16th century it only pales in comparison to the world we live in today.  The …


LONG READ: International Elections to sink your teeth into this year

by Jordan Fenlon With the Coronavirus consuming most of the news, it is sometimes easy to forget that there was a time when arguments and issues not relating to Coronavirus took precedent. Thankfully, 2021 has in-store some elections, that will however by in large be Coronavirus- centered. None the less, they may offer some interesting results. Israel First we go …

The US Election: Looking in from the Outside

I’m writing this article on Election Day, November 3rd. By the time you read this, the United States may be well in the middle of the ballot-counting process. Perhaps, a winner may have been announced. But, in all likelihood, the mood of elation (or devastation) that often accompanies election day as it dwindles into election night could be pushed out …

US Election Day

The US presidential election is coming closer each hour, with the recent polls being in favour of the Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden. However in 2016 the polls were overwhelmingly in favour of Clinton rather than Trump but due to the Electoral College, Trump had more votes. This election has also seen the mail in ballot voting method …

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 …

OPINION: Who’s afraid of Greta Thunberg?

Greta Thunberg has truly taken the world by storm.  A maverick stalwart, dancing gracefully amidst the crosshairs of the ignorant. But who is this solitary Swedish sensation, and how has she awoken the whims of stubborn middle-aged people? The young Swede began her career of activism in modest means at the age of fifteen. She began by spending her school …

UL Turns 30: A Look At What Else Happened In 1989

By: Mike Finnerty This year marks 30 years since the University of Limerick gained University status. The University of Limerick was founded in 1972, but did not gain University status until 1989. It became the University we study, play, and eat delicious Stables chicken fillet rolls in today after the passing of the Universities Act in 1989. In June, a …

ULSL Goes Green: Motion on Climate Change passed by Student Council

Headline photo: ULSL represented at the last climate action by Limerick students on 15 April 2019. Photo credit: https://twitter.com/Fridaysforfut18?lang=en On Tuesday 26 March, Student Life passed a long-overdue motion that brings the student body back into line on environmental issues. The motion was ‘ULSL goes Green’ and was brought to council by three students and heavily supported by ULSL President …