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Opinion: College Court Drama Exposes Deeper Problems For Third Level Students

College Court was brought to national attention last night. Equipped with fireworks, a butchered rendition of Come On Eileen and shameless public stories, Irish Twitter descended into chaos.  For most UL students, social media was where we watched the antics unfold. Most of us haven’t set foot on campus since March and have spent the last year grappling with online …


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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 …


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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …