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Listen: Dean Strang discusses his time at the University of Limerick

Dean Strang, the defence lawyer at the centre of the 2015 Netflix documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’ has taken up a position this month as guest lecturer on University of Limerick’s law programmes. Dean has spoken to RTE Radio 1, Clare FM and Limerick Today about his time at UL. Listen to Dean on the… Continue reading Listen: Dean Strang discusses his time at the University of Limerick

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Live95fm ‘Zero Hours Contracts to be Banned in Most Cases Under New Law’

Joe Nash spoke to Eddie Keane (School of Law) this week about the recently published Bill relating to banning zero hours contracts. The discussion featured the main provisions of the Bill and the difficulties of trying to legislate to protect workers from being exploited. Listen here: www.live95fm.ie/on-air/shows/limerick-today/limerick-today-podcasts/december-2017/limerick-today-zero-hour-contracts-to-be-banned/

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Prof Ray Friel on Compensation Culture on Live 95FM

Professor Raymond Friel was a panellist on Limerick 95FM Today show with Joe Nash. The panel consisted of Conor Faughnan, of AA Ireland, Ger O'Neill, of O'Neill & Co Solicitors and Caroline O'Doherty, from the Irish Examiner. He joined the discussion on the question of whether or not there is a ‘compo culture’ in Ireland… Continue reading Prof Ray Friel on Compensation Culture on Live 95FM

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UL research into criminal gangs published in Greentown report

Dr Sean Redmond (School of Law, University of Limerick) has just completed a four-year study of a criminal network using data from the Garda Pulse system. The findings of the study into criminal gangs and their impact on boys and young men, as well as their wider local community was published this week. The Lifting the… Continue reading UL research into criminal gangs published in Greentown report

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UL lecturer discusses Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ on RTÉ Radio

Dr Joachim Fischer, Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Limerick, discussed Hitler’s book Mein Kampf RTÉ'S The History Show yesterday, 5th February. The book was one of Germany’s biggest-selling non-fiction books in 2016.  Its appearance on the best-seller lists followed the book becoming available in Germany - in full - for the first time… Continue reading UL lecturer discusses Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ on RTÉ Radio

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Prof. Joseph O’Connor speaks on RTÉ radio about forthcoming Cuba trip with Irish President Michael D. Higgins

Professor Joseph O'Connor, Frank McCourt Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick, spoke to Marian Finucane on RTÉ Radio 1 over the weekend. Joseph will join Irish President Michael D. Higgins in Cuba later this month to attend the launch of the Cuban edition of Star of the Sea, along with the Cuban Minister of… Continue reading Prof. Joseph O’Connor speaks on RTÉ radio about forthcoming Cuba trip with Irish President Michael D. Higgins

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UL historian discusses Ireland’s national anthems on RTÉ radio

Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam featured recently on ‘Ireland’s national anthems’ a radio documentary broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM. Written and presented by Dr Michael Murphy, Mary Immaculate College, the programme also featured historian Diarmaid Ferriter, musicologist Harry White, Olympic and World Championship rower Sinead Lynch, Director of the Defence Forces School of Music Mark Armstrong, conductor… Continue reading UL historian discusses Ireland’s national anthems on RTÉ radio

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UL visiting Fulbright Scholar speaks on Trump’s Mexico wall

Our visiting Fulbright Scholar Dr Melissa Hildago spoke yesterday (29th January) on RTE's Marian Finucane show about plans by US President Donald Trump to build a wall on the US/Mexican border. Melissa is a US citizen of Mexican origin, currently at UL with the Pop Music & Pop Culture Research Cluster. Listen to Melissa's segment from 1:20 here: www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane

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Irish experiences of German-speaking refugees in the 1930s and 40s

Dr Gisela Holfter (School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick) was interviewed about her new book (published with Dr Horst Dickel) on RTE’s History Show on 22 January. Gisela spoke about about Irish experiences of German-speaking refugees in the 1930s and 40s. Listen to Gisela On History Show here: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/ More on Gisela's An Irish Sanctuary… Continue reading Irish experiences of German-speaking refugees in the 1930s and 40s

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University of Limerick academics at Dublin Bowie Festival

Prof. Eoin Devereux spoke on RTE's Arena on 5th January about his book David Bowie: Critical Perspectives (Routledge: New York), co-edited with Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power. This collection of essays brings together some of the best writing about Bowie up to the release of The Next Day. The paperback version of the book will be launched… Continue reading University of Limerick academics at Dublin Bowie Festival

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UL lecturer advises on laws surrounding workplace Christmas Parties

Eddie Keane, lecturer in Employment Law at UL, spoke to Limerick's Live 95 FM today on the subject of laws surrounding workplace Christmas parties. Listen to Eddie's advice on conduct before you go on your night out! Listen at: https://www.live95fm.ie/on-air/shows/limerick-today/limerick-today-podcasts/december/limerick-today-office-christmas-parties/