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History research trip to Italy and Spain - By Stephen Griffin, PhD student, Department of History Since February of this year I have been undertaking research in archives in both Italy and Spain with the purpose of examining the respective reports of the Papal and Spanish ambassadors to Vienna during the years 1727-43. My trip to Italy and the Vatican Secret Archives earlier… Continue reading History research trip to Italy and Spain
Roger L’Estrange and the role of Spenser’s “The Faerie Queene” as a propaganda tool during the Popish Plot - Originally posted on Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick:
UL student Ashley Bentley writes about his investigations into on a seventeenth-century book in the Special Collections section of the Glucksman Library, UL, conducted as part of his Research Methods module. Ashley is currently a student on the MA in English (School of English, Irish, and Communication).  The…
Some Early Thoughts on the Integrated CSO - Originally posted on Criminal Justice in Ireland:
Eoin Guilfoyle Introduction In this short blog post, I will set out some of my thoughts on the Integrated CSO that is being piloted in Ireland. Unfortunately, to date, there has been very little information put out into the public domain about the sanction and how it is…
OPINION: Just how much of social media is enough? - By Silvia Benini, Marta Giralt and Liam Murray, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick, for RTÉ Brainstorm. Social media use and abuse is a widely acknowledged international phenomenon. We appear to be eating, living and sleeping social media, whilse ignoring the potential risk to millions in human development caused by our… Continue reading OPINION: Just how much of social media is enough?
OPINION: Mediation process still has a long way to go - Dr Mary Tumelty (School of Law, UL) has an opinion piece in today’s Irish Examiner on mediation in medical negligence cases. CervicalCheck cases highlight fundamental problems with the adversarial approach taken in medical negligence litigation. The cases taken by a number of women affected by the scandal including Vicky Phelan and Emma Ni Mhathúna have… Continue reading OPINION: Mediation process still has a long way to go

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