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Opinion: What the ruling means for Dwyer and other cases

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: http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/what-the-ruling-means-for-dwyer-and-other-cases-890696.html

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UL lecturer part of international team to receive Humanities in Europe Research Area (HERA) funding for research into European Music Festivals

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

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Journalism students at University of Limerick create 11th version of Limerick Voice newspaper

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

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Academic Meets Activist: Decriminalisation Then and Now

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

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UL’s first Creative Writing Winter School a huge success

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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Listen: Eddie Keane on RTÉ Morning Ireland discussing Aer Lingus CCTV monitoring of staff

Eddie Keane, Lecturer in Employment Law at University of Limerick, responds to moves by Aer Lingus to introduce CCTV monitoring of staff in response to the loss of 'millions of euro' in stock on RTÉ Morning Ireland. Listen now: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/morning-ireland/programmes/2018/1203/1014788-morning-ireland-monday-3-december-2018/?clipid=102991863#102991863+

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UL lecturer in political theory receives prestigious European Research Council Consolidator Award

Many congratulations to UL lecturer in political theory Dr Adina Preda (Department of Politics and Public Administration), who has received a prestigious €1.3m European Research Council Consolidator Award for her project 'Rights and Egalitarianism. Adina is one of six successful European Research Council awardees in Ireland. The European Research Council, set up by the European Union… Continue reading UL lecturer in political theory receives prestigious European Research Council Consolidator Award

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AHSS MA wins Postgraduate Course of the Year for the second year in a row

The MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning has won GradIreland's Postgraduate course of the year in Arts and Humanities … for the second year in a row! Sincere congratulations to Dr Yvonne Cleary and all TCID colleagues on this fantastic achievement, which evidences the consistent quality of this programme. Speaking about the award, Course Director Yvonne… Continue reading AHSS MA wins Postgraduate Course of the Year for the second year in a row

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Research Week @ UL

The inaugural Research Week @ UL will run from the 3 – 7 December with many events taking place across the campus. Research Week is an opportunity for our research community, from PhD to Professor, to connect, explore innovative practices and celebrate our research excellence and impact. The week will kick off with a one-day masterclass… Continue reading Research Week @ UL

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UL lecturer calls for rape trial reform after Cork trial protests

Dr Susan Leahy (School of Law, University of Limerick) and Dr Catherine O’Sullivan (UCC) have called for “legal and social reform” following protests over a Cork rape trial in which the 17-year-old complainant’s lacy underwear was referenced in the defence barrister’s speech to the jury. Dr Leahy, who recently co-authored Sexual Offending in Ireland: Laws, Procedures and… Continue reading UL lecturer calls for rape trial reform after Cork trial protests

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UL Talks showcase AHSS research

Three members of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences have taken part in the new series of UL Talks videos. UL Talks are short video lectures delivered by UL teachers on themes, issues, ideas and subjects that they are passionate about. They are designed to showcase our teachers, and to give the wider… Continue reading UL Talks showcase AHSS research

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Do you know Frank McCourt?

Our CAPES sandwich PHD student talks about her experience at UL. CAPES is a Foundation within the Ministry of Education in Brazil whose central purpose is to coordinate efforts to improve the quality of Brazil’s faculty and staff in higher education through grant programs.

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

Frank McCourt’s world famous novel Angela’s Ashes, which was later made into a movie, showed the humour and hardship of growing up in Limerick in the 1930’s. Many of the sights and businesses described in Angela’s Ashes can still be found and visited in Limerick. UL student Sabrina Siqueira has found herself in Limerick and at UL because of Frank McCourt. Here she gives a little history behind what brought her here and of course one of Limerick’s most famous sons. 

I’m a Literature post-graduation student from Brazil, studying humour in Frank McCourt autobiographies. And because of him I’m here in Limerick, spending a couple of months at UL to study Irish Literature and to research about Irish humour and culture. So I thought I had better give an introduction to the man who brought me here.

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In his autobiographies Angela’s Ashes and ‘Tis: a memoir, Frank McCourt…

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