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UL Shows its Support as Yes Equality Campaign Gets Underway in Limerick

By Olivia Dawson The countdown to May 22nd is on and here in the University of Limerick, campaigning has just begun around campus. Out in UL, a society for LGBT students here on campus, started their canvassing earlier this week. Having participated in a workshop with Ken Curtin of Yes Equality Cork on how to canvas, Out in UL President, …


Shine A Light on Literature – LOST

Shine A Light on Literature By Rebecca Stiffe “Wait Mum, where are you going?” asks Pam dashing towards me from the kitchen, tea towel flailing behind her. “I’m just going down to O’Hara’s to get some sausages for tea. Do you want anything, love?” I ask, throwing on my headscarf and fetching the tattered yellow umbrella from beneath the rickety …

Sports Editor Marisa Kennedy Reviews Irish Rugby During the 2015 Six Nation Tournament

A prosperous period for Irish rugby was greatly enhanced during the 2015 Six Nations tournament with not one, but two, victorious teams. With what was a breath taking weekend for Irish sport, the men were crowned Six Nations champions to be followed less than 24 hours later by the ladies. s satisfying for Irish fans. A loss to Wales in …

Interview with Jack Phelan – The new captain of the kayak club.

How long have you been Kayaking? I started in my first year so about 2 and a half years What is your favourite discipline in Kayaking? I’d be 50-50 between Whitewater and Freestyle which are also probably the two most practiced disciplines in ULKC What is your greatest achievement in kayaking? Getting my level 4 after less than a year …

Interview with Gavin Sheehan – The brave captain who led the kayak club to victory!

How long have you been Kayaking? Almost 4 years now. I started a year before college. What is your favorite discipline in Kayaking? We do almost all disciplines in ULKC so I’ve tried the majority of them. I do whitewater the most but slalom is definitely my favorite. I’d love to get more involved in it but there’s not much …

The Search for Reason: A Talk by Fergal Keane, BBC Foreign Correspondent

Mr Keane stressed the importance of regional news and praised his time with the Limerick Leader over 30 years ago when he first entered the field of journalism. He sought to differentiate between the role of a journalist and the role of others in society. Mr Keane advised journalists entering the field for the first time to be careful not …

Darkness into Light Launches UL Committee in Aid of Pieta House

By Jennifer Purcell Darkness into Light (DIL) launched their sub-committee this week in The University of Limerick. The aim of the committee is to get the student body walking from darkness into light in aid of Pieta House on the morning of May 9th. Darkness into Light started in Limerick seven years ago, with 8,000 people taking part in the …

That’s Limerick City – A Student’s Guide Outside Campus

By Louise Kennedy UL is the fifth largest University in Ireland and was voted the best University in 2015. The University is home to over 12,000 students, with 2,400 of those being International according to 2011 statistics. However how many of these students have ventured outside campus and explored Limerick and its surrounding areas? Being from Limerick myself I know …

Weight Gain – An Obsession Gone Too Far?

College life isn’t always easy, and trying to balance lectures with socialising, exercising, eating healthily and other commitments can be tough. It seems like in the end that something always gets forgotten, and for me and many other students, it was healthy eating that got the boot. It’s all too easy to throw on a packet of noodles or order …