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Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

Jennifer Schweppe, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, and co–Director of UL’s Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG), was invited to the Fifth meeting of the EU High Level Group (HLG) on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance to present the findings of the HHRG’s ‘Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: Comparative Report’.… Continue reading Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

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VIDEO: AHSS finalists in final of the Thesis in 3 Minutes competition at the University of Limerick

Three AHSS postgraduate researchers took part in the final of the Thesis in 3 Minutes competition at the University of Limerick last month. This event showcases the diverse research of our PhD students at UL. From April 23-26 Graduate & Professional Studies in conjunction with the Assistant Deans in each faculty organised a thesis in three… Continue reading VIDEO: AHSS finalists in final of the Thesis in 3 Minutes competition at the University of Limerick

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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

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Roger L’Estrange and the role of Spenser’s “The Faerie Queene” as a propaganda tool during the Popish Plot

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 most intriguing yet challenging aspect of archival research is that the researcher is stripped of the entitlements and luxuries they have hitherto been accustomed to. In any academic field, it is the researcher’s prerogative to look for information that is tailored towards their research interests that they have already established. A paradoxical role reversal is at work when a researcher is forced to interpret an artefact without any preconceived notions or expectations. Irrespective of the fact that it might be a letter, diary, newspaper, map or fictional work, what makes it worthy of research is that it has stood the…

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Some Early Thoughts on the Integrated CSO

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 operating. While the Probation Service have indicated that there will be an evaluation of the pilot scheme, according to the Penal Policy Implementation Oversight Group (fifth report) this has yet to be done. My thoughts are, therefore, based primarily on the potential of the concept rather than the actual operation of the sanction and should be read with this in mind.

The Existing CSO
The standard Community Service Order (CSO) that currently operates in Ireland is designed to be punitive and to be symbolically reparative. It punishes offenders through the deprivation of their leisure time and allows for symbolic reparation through the…

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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?

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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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OPINION: Summer festivals: a queue for a portaloo or a play at revolution?

In her opinion piece on RTÉ's Brainstorm, Dr Niamh NicGhabhann (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance) argues that attending a festival in itself is something of a transgressive act. Festivals and festive events can act in many ways. They can provide an important point of continuity for communities, communal rituals that allow them to… Continue reading OPINION: Summer festivals: a queue for a portaloo or a play at revolution?

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UL Journalism student wins Limerick’s Live 95FM Broadcast Journalism Award 2018

Congratulations to our Journalism student Michaela Deane, who has won the Live 95FM radio documentary award for 2018. Michaela's entry tackled the topic of the morning after pill and examined different attitudes amongst pharmacists dispensing the medication. Head of News at Live 95FM, Gillian Devlin said: “Michaela's entry showed innovation and courage, tackling an issue that… Continue reading UL Journalism student wins Limerick’s Live 95FM Broadcast Journalism Award 2018

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Research Review morning, Master of Arts in Serious Crime Investigation

The School of Law at the University of Limerick was delighted to host a Research Review Morning for candidates enrolled on the Master of Arts in Serious Crime Investigation programme on 5th June. The Research Review Morning, which was co-ordinated by Dr Alan Cusack, offered the MA candidates an opportunity to share their dissertation topics… Continue reading Research Review morning, Master of Arts in Serious Crime Investigation

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Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Field Trip

Students on the Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School went on a field trip to Spike Island on Tuesday June 5th. These American students are undertaking an intensive three-week programme on criminal justice, with lectures delivered by faculty and researchers at the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies. They were accompanied on their trip… Continue reading Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Field Trip

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OPINION: The kids are not alright: why some children are in a legal bind

An opinion piece written by Dr Lydia Bracken, School of Law, published on RTÉ Brainstorm, examines the legal implications of the delay in the commencing the provisions of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 that relate to donor-assisted human reproduction (DAHR). But celebrating three years of marriage equality is tempered by the fact that… Continue reading OPINION: The kids are not alright: why some children are in a legal bind