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AHSS graduations, January 2019 January 15, 2019 - UL, this week, celebrates the graduation of 1,715 students in total across its four faculties as it holds its annual Winter Conferring Ceremonies.  Included in this are 12 Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences students who were yesterday conferred with PhD awards. Among the graduates this week is Dr Sindy Joyce, Mincéir (Traveller); human… Continue reading AHSS graduations, January 2019
Music and the Mind on RTÉ Lyric fm January 11, 2019 - Music and the Mind is a unique new series on RTÉ Lyric fm – melding music and conversation, the shows will cover relaxation and mindfulness; exercise and an active life; and sleep and its importance to our health. In a series of live broadcasts from Radio Centre, presenter Liz Nolan will be joined by experts in the fields of psychology, fitness… Continue reading Music and the Mind on RTÉ Lyric fm
Opinion: Do you take your sister-in-law to be your lawfully wedded wife? January 9, 2019 - Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan (School of Law) writes for RTÉ’s Brainstorm on the subject of the wide range of forbidden relationships in Ireland and how reform is required to remove archaic and unjustifiable barriers. Incremental constitutional and legislative amendments have reformed not only who can marry whom, but also the ways in which couples may choose to… Continue reading Opinion: Do you take your sister-in-law to be your lawfully wedded wife?
Read our Winter 2018 newsletter December 18, 2018 - The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick Winter 2018 newsletter features news and events from our faculty and students from Autumn semester 2018-19. Read the newsletter at this link: December 2018 newsletter Read our previous newsletters
Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community, report finds December 14, 2018 - Trans people are far less likely to express high levels of trust in An Garda Síochána when compared to the general public, a new report has found. Just eight per cent of trans people interviewed rated trust in police as ‘very high’. This compares to 43 per cent of the majority population from a similar… Continue reading Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community, report finds

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