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Opinion: What the ruling means for Dwyer and other cases December 10, 2018 - Prof. Shane Kilcommins (School of Law) wrote an opinion piece for the Irish Examiner on the law relating to the Data Retention Act 2011, the findings in the High Court case last week, and the possible consequences for the Dwyer case and other investigations. Read in full: www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/what-the-ruling-means-for-dwyer-and-other-cases-890696.html
UL lecturer part of international team to receive Humanities in Europe Research Area (HERA) funding for research into European Music Festivals December 10, 2018 - Congratulations to Dr Aileen Dillane (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance), who is part of an international team of five researchers (Ireland, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, UK) to have been awarded just under 1.2 million euro for their research proposal responding to the 2017 Humanities in Europe Research Area (HERA) call: “Public Spaces: Culture and Integration… Continue reading UL lecturer part of international team to receive Humanities in Europe Research Area (HERA) funding for research into European Music Festivals
Journalism students at University of Limerick create 11th version of Limerick Voice newspaper December 10, 2018 - The courageous story of Vicky Phelan, whose fight for life opened the floodgates to the biggest health scandal in the history of the state features in the eleventh edition of Limerick Voice published on December 8, 2018. The newspaper, produced by the fourth year and MA students of Journalism at University of Limerick, reveals how the brave… Continue reading Journalism students at University of Limerick create 11th version of Limerick Voice newspaper
Academic Meets Activist: Decriminalisation Then and Now December 7, 2018 - Twenty-five years ago, on June 24 1993, the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act was passed decriminalising homosexuality in this jurisdiction. The Hate and Hostility Research Group’s latest ‘Academic Meets Activist’ event, marked the 25th Anniversary of Decriminalisation in Ireland, and highlighted the ongoing struggle for decriminalisation in Jamaica. The evening consisted of a panel discussion… Continue reading Academic Meets Activist: Decriminalisation Then and Now
UL’s first Creative Writing Winter School a huge success December 6, 2018 - The inaugural University of Limerick Creative Writing Winter School took place 25-29th November at Hotel Doolin, Co. Clare. The Winter School aimed to provide early to mid-career creative writers with a five day, residential, immersive and focused professional development experience. Themes chosen aimed to cover and engage with a mix of topics – some focusing… Continue reading UL’s first Creative Writing Winter School a huge success

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