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Winner of the Inaugural Centre for Early Modern Studies Dissertation Prize

Many congratulations to Shaunagh Marie O’Reilly, BA English & History, who has been announced as the winner of the Centre for Early Modern Studies Dissertation Prize 2018/19 for her Final Year Project. Shaunagh’s dissertation, entitled ‘Shakespeare: An Inspiring Playwright,’ examining both the sources for and adaptations of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, and Othello, was completed under the supervision of Dr… Continue reading Winner of the Inaugural Centre for Early Modern Studies Dissertation Prize

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Workshops for AHSS Postgraduate Researchers

June was an eventful month with three workshops organised for Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences postgraduate researchers that focused on research skills necessary for postgraduate researchers and early career researchers. The first of two workshops was given by Ashling Hayes, Head of Research Services in UL on 6th June, who outlined the importance of… Continue reading Workshops for AHSS Postgraduate Researchers

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The fight facing LGBT+ families

Dr Lydia Bracken (School of Law) provided an overview of legal issues affecting LGBT+ families in Ireland as part of an article published by John Meagher in the Irish Independent on Saturday 22 June 2019. The full text of the article, titled ‘My wife can't take our daughter to the doctor... - the fight facing… Continue reading The fight facing LGBT+ families

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New edition of the Judicial Studies Journal

A new edition of the  Irish Judicial Studies Journal has just been published, the third to be handled by the School of Law at the University of Limerick. This edition includes a range of articles  on topics as diverse as the centrality of truth in the pursuit of justice, children in the Irish criminal justice… Continue reading New edition of the Judicial Studies Journal

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Colloquium on 90 years Irish-German diplomatic relations

A colloquium on 90 years Irish-German diplomatic relations took place yesterday evening in the Irish Embassy, Berlin. Organised by Dr Gisela Holfter, Centre for Irish-German Studies, UL, in coordination with the Irish Embassy, it reflected on past and present. Speakers included: Tánaiste and Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D.H.E. the Irish… Continue reading Colloquium on 90 years Irish-German diplomatic relations

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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

Caroline Keane, a solicitor with Community Law and Mediation (CLM), and a part-time lecturer in housing law in the School of Law, last week spoke to an Oireachtas Committee on  the use of reduced timetabling, shortened school days and in-school suspensions as a particularly prevalent form of school exclusion in secondary schools. CLM propose that… Continue reading Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

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Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements

Ellen Reid is a PhD candidate with the Department of Sociology, concentrating on LGBT+ identity. She recently attended the Identity in Times of Change Conference at the University of Manchester to present her paper 'Truly a nation of equals?: Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements from 1983 to 2015': I presented at the Identity… Continue reading Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements

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University of Limerick students take to the airwaves with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

Susan Ní Dhonnchadha and Cionnaith Ó Conalláin presenting new radio series, Ar Bhruach na Sionainne, on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. A talented group of students from University of Limerick's Irish World Academy of Music and Dance are helming a new series on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta this summer. The series of six programmes, which started last… Continue reading University of Limerick students take to the airwaves with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

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How more female political representation can make countries healthier

Research by Professor Ross Macmillan (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick) and Amy Johnson shows that countries are healthier when they have more female politicians. Their research shows that maternal and child mortality rapidly plummet when legislative representation by women reaches 30% and more. "We would expect increases in female political representation to change societies… Continue reading How more female political representation can make countries healthier

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Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Class Trip

American students on the Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School went on a class trip to Spike Island in Cork on 28th May. They were accompanied by Louise McNeil (PhD candidate at the School of Law). The students are studying at the School of Law for three weeks and are lectured by members of the… Continue reading Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Class Trip

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Call It Out campaign launched at University of Limerick

Stephen O'Hare, Teni, Piotr Godzisz, Lambda Warsaw, Ellen Murray, Teni, Richard Lynch, ILove Limerick, Dr Jennifer Schweppe, HHRG UL and D. Amanda Haynes, UL. Picture: Alan Place 'Call It Out’ is a civil society campaign to highlight and address the harm caused by homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Ireland. The campaign is being led by… Continue reading Call It Out campaign launched at University of Limerick