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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

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Best way to to beat a stressful job? Join a workplace choir

Best way to to beat a stressful job? Join a workplace choir Research by UL senior lecturer Dr Hilary Moss is featured in the news section of the Irish Independent: A new study of staff in the HSE has found that many of its workers have discovered an antidote to the tensions of dealing with… Continue reading Best way to to beat a stressful job? Join a workplace choir

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UL English lecturer on panel for EU Prize for Literature Ireland 2019

Belfast author Jan Carson has won the EU Prize for Literature Ireland 2019 for her novel The Fire Starters. The award is worth €5,000 and is dedicated to supporting emerging talent throughout the European Union and to promote quality literature and its translation into other European languages. University of Limerick lecturer Sorcha de Brún from… Continue reading UL English lecturer on panel for EU Prize for Literature Ireland 2019

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Prof. Tom Lodge becomes member of Royal Irish Academy

New members of the Royal Irish Academy at the 2019 admittance day ceremony held on 24th May Congratulations to Professor Tom Lodge, Department of Politics and Public Administration, who has become a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Tom was admitted into the RIA at a ceremony on Friday 24th May. Professor Lodge has worked… Continue reading Prof. Tom Lodge becomes member of Royal Irish Academy

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Interview with UL historian about his book The Irish Parliament, 1613–89

Dr Coleman A. Dennehy, a historian at the University of Limerick, was recently interviewed about his book The Irish Parliament, 1613–89: The Evolution of a Colonial Institution (2019), published by Manchester University Press. "This book seeks to highlight the role that parliament played in the state and also how it interacted with the other components… Continue reading Interview with UL historian about his book The Irish Parliament, 1613–89

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UL lecturer runs website to help voters choose election candidates

The country will take to the polls this Friday 24th May to vote in European Elections. WhichCandidate is a ‘voting advice application’ that allows voters to compare their own policy views with those of the candidates standing for election. The website is run by Dr Rory Costello (Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of… Continue reading UL lecturer runs website to help voters choose election candidates

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Graduate Profile: Cillian Sherlock, Journalism and New Media

Cillian Sherlock graduated from LM039 BA in Journalism and New Media in 2017. He is now a TV presenter and reporter with RTÉ News. UL Journalism graduate Cillian Sherlock now works with RTÉ Why did you choose UL/this course? This course appealed to me because I was always very interested in news and current affairs.… Continue reading Graduate Profile: Cillian Sherlock, Journalism and New Media