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International Study Exchange Experience at the School of Law, UL

The School of Law was delighted to welcome four Study Exchange students from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to the University of Limerick for the autumn/winter semester 2017/18. The law students (Brooke Haberstock, Kaitlin Kuefler, Matthew Janssen and Meaghan Partridge) studied a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules delivered by the School of… Continue reading International Study Exchange Experience at the School of Law, UL

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Housing Law and Policy Students Graduate from School of Law

On Thursday 25th January, 2018 the School of Law was delighted to welcome back some of its students who undertook its Housing Law and Policy online programme in Autumn/Winter 2017. In a combined initiative between the School of Law, UL and Community Law and Mediation, the programme addressed a range of legal and policy issues in… Continue reading Housing Law and Policy Students Graduate from School of Law

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Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) conference in Austria

AHSS post-graduate research student Margaret Grene attended the 11th Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) conference in Austria in September 2017. Her attendance was funded by the AHSS postgraduate travel award. Margaret’s research is exploring how health information providers can communicate with asthma patients using plain language, to help these patients use their asthma inhalers effectively. … Continue reading Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) conference in Austria

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Opinion: The media still has work to do regarding the Kerry Babies case

Audrey Galvin (School of Culture & Communication) wrote for RTE's Brainstorm about the Kerry Babies case. She says that Joanne Hayes may have received apologies from the state and the gardaí, but there is still unfinished business in the case: "Little was said about those who levelled these charges against her and few photographs were printed… Continue reading Opinion: The media still has work to do regarding the Kerry Babies case

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OPINION: When responsibility for media content is evaded, the truth suffers

Given the role that hugely profitable social media giants play in the spread of misinformation, University of Limerick Journalism lecturer Dr Fergal Quinn asked in the Irish Independent and Cork Independent whether they should be made more liable for it. The world we live in now seems a darker, more pessimistic place. Rather than the… Continue reading OPINION: When responsibility for media content is evaded, the truth suffers

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OPINION: Why Vladimir Putin needs a supermajority in 2018

Professor Neil Robinson (Department of Politics and Public Administration) recently wrote an article for RTÉ Brainstorm on why Vladimir Putin needs a supermajority in 2018. Neil writes that while he may be odds on to win the presidential election in March, Putin needs to win big to weaken competition and discourage opposition. Still, even with… Continue reading OPINION: Why Vladimir Putin needs a supermajority in 2018

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Opinion: Life after Brexit

Dr Joachim Fischer (School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics) wrote an article for RTE's Brainstorm on Life after Brexit. He argues that very few are grasping or even discussing the cultural shifts ahead post-Brexit as we face a new beginning for an European Ireland. I have seen little appreciation of the cultural shifts Brexit will… Continue reading Opinion: Life after Brexit

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Opinion: Media and the military

Opinion: as we saw in Harare last week and Argentina, Uganda and Chile previously, the media have long been targeted in attempts to seize power by members of military forces “In times of a perceived social media dominance of communication formats, traditional state-run media have particular relevance during a coup.” Our PhD candidate Muireann Prendergast… Continue reading Opinion: Media and the military

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Shaggy dog stories: Laura Donnellan shines a light on tales of dog doping in sport

Laura Donnellan (School of Law) discusses the Iditarod race in Alaska and greyhound racing in Ireland and the rules around doping and animals in sport. Described as the great last race, Iditarod is a 1000-mile race which takes place in Alaska each year in March. The winner is decided by the nose of the first… Continue reading Shaggy dog stories: Laura Donnellan shines a light on tales of dog doping in sport

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Opinion: We need to talk about a woman’s ‘life within the home’

Laura Cahillane (School of Law) wrote an article for the Irish Times on the subject of Article 41.2 in the Irish Constitution, commonly referred to as “the woman in the home” provision. This year the Constitution turns 80 and the provision that caused most controversy when it was first published has only recently been earmarked for… Continue reading Opinion: We need to talk about a woman’s ‘life within the home’

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Opinion: Putting a legal and regulatory shape on MMA

Laura Donnellan (School of Law) recently wrote an opinion piece for RTÉ Brainstorm on MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). In the article, she argues that the huge growth in interest in MMA has not been matched by regulation and universally accepted rules within the sport. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a hybrid unarmed combat sport, which combines… Continue reading Opinion: Putting a legal and regulatory shape on MMA

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Article: More than a game: football, politics and popular culture

Later this month, the Football Collective with gather at the University of Limerick to examine many of the ways in which football intersects with politics and popular culture. Prior to this conference, Dr James Carr, Dr Martin Power and Dr Stephen Millar of the Popular Music and Popular  Culture Research Cluster, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick wrote an article for RTÉ'S Brainstorm:… Continue reading Article: More than a game: football, politics and popular culture