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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 …


UL Lecturer Shortlisted for Prestigious Hennessy Award

Professor Eoin Devereux, a lecturer at University of Limerick (UL), has been shortlisted for a 2018 Hennessy Literary Award. 18 writers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Hennessy Awards, which celebrate the work of emerging Irish writers.   Professor Devereux told An Focal that he is “thrilled” to be shortlisted. “Although I’ve been writing on and off since my teens, …

From Duckling to SWAN – The Evolution of Gender Equality in Irish Universities

In February 2018, University College Cork (UCC) announced their commitment to appoint a minimum of 40% of women in all major decision-making bodies within the university by 2022. This commitment forms part of a four-year initiative aimed at achieving equal representation of women across all areas of the university.  UCC’s pledge to tackle gender inequality is just one of many …

UL Shortlisted for Three DELTA Awards

University of Limerick (UL) has been shortlisted for three DELTA (Disciplinary Excellence in Learning Teaching and Assessment) Awards.  The inaugural DELTA Awards seek to recognize ambitious and innovative approaches to teaching.  The School of Law, the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) and the Department of Clinical Therapies have been recognized.   The School of Law’s project ‘Clinical Legal Education through …

9-11 to Trump, UL’s record in keeping the world sane and humane during times of trouble

By Fiachra O’ Luain UL graduate Fiachra Ó Luain compares Trump era to immediate post 9-11 era on campus and tells how your support for Dínit, an Irish volunteering NGO supporting with refugees in Greece could win you a trip in a Hot Air Balloon. Week Zero, September 2001, myself and the other first years took up our rooms around …

JCB Plough Through Competition to Take Three Sabbatical Offices

By Evie Kearney The joint ticket of ‘JCB’ has successfully been elected to all three sabbatical positions for 2017/18. The team of Jack Shelly, Roberta Harrington and Conor Hussey will assume the offices of President, DP Welfare and VP Academic respectively at the end of May. Following the eliminations and vote transfers of RON, Christian Tan, and Aoife O’Brien; 4th …