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Homelessness Information Leaflet Launch, and Housing Law & Policy workshop

Community Law & Mediation (“CLM”) yesterday launched a new information leaflet on Homelessness – information for people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes. This guide, which was produced by CLM following engagement with advocates working in the area of housing and homelessness, is an information guide which sets out to explain… Continue reading Homelessness Information Leaflet Launch, and Housing Law & Policy workshop

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LISTEN: The problem with street harassment

Dr Amanda Haynes spoke to Limerick Today about the issue of street harassment and the effect it can have on victims. Listen now: www.live95fm.ie/on-air/shows/limerick-today/limerick-today-podcasts/october-2018/limerick-today-how-big-of-a-problem-is-cat-callin/ Dr Haynes is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Limerick, and co-director of the Hate and Hostility Research Group.

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UL Law lecturer debates Bunreacht na hÉireann on Oireachtas TV

Laura Cahillane (School of Law) contributed to a debate on constitutional change on Oireachtas TV on Sunday 30th September. Barrister and political commentator Noel Whelan was also a panellist. The debate centred on whether Bunreacht na hÉireann is still fit for purpose and on what reform is needed. Watch now: The video of the debate… Continue reading UL Law lecturer debates Bunreacht na hÉireann on Oireachtas TV

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UL Historian appointed to Royal Irish Academy’s Historical Studies Committee

Many congratulations to Dr Richard Kirwan (Department of History & Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick), who has been appointed to the Royal Irish Academy’s Historical Studies Committee. This is a multidisciplinary committee that incorporates Classics, Near Eastern Studies, Archaeology and History. The Royal Irish Academy multidisciplinary committees aim to promote co-operation across and within relevant… Continue reading UL Historian appointed to Royal Irish Academy’s Historical Studies Committee

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More women in politics linked to significant health improvements

A new study has found that greater numbers of women elected to political office is associated with an increase in the life expectancies of women and children. The research led by Ross Macmillan, Chair in Sociology, University of Limerick and published in the journal Demography found that countries where women comprise at least 30% of… Continue reading More women in politics linked to significant health improvements

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Mr Justice Peter Charleton delivers lecture on homicide at UL

Mr Justice Peter Charleton of Ireland’s Supreme Court delivered a special evening lecture at the University of Limerick this week. The lecture, entitled ‘Thoughts on Homicide’, focused on the causes and consequences of hatred in society. Drawing on his personal and professional experience as a defence barrister, as prosecuting counsel, as a member of the… Continue reading Mr Justice Peter Charleton delivers lecture on homicide at UL

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UL English Professor presents copy of his book to President Michael D. Higgins

Professor Michael Griffin (School of English, Irish and Communication) and University of Limerick President Dr Des Fitzgerald were invited to attend Áras an Uachtaráin this week to present President Michael D. Higgins a copy of The Letters of Oliver Goldsmith. The book, edited by Prof. Griffin and David O’Shaughnessy (Trinity College Dublin), has just been published by… Continue reading UL English Professor presents copy of his book to President Michael D. Higgins

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AHSS student volunteers awarded at annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA)

Congratulations to all AHSS Students who were recognised for their voluntary work during the last academic year at the annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) ceremony this week. A total of 435 University of Limerick students, the highest number to date, were honoured at the ceremony, held on campus on September 19th.  98 Faculty… Continue reading AHSS student volunteers awarded at annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA)

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UL Law lecturer addresses Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality

Dr Laura Cahillane (School of Law) was invited to address the Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality on 19th September as part of the pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the 38th Amendment of the Constitution Bill on the woman in the home provision of the Constitution. Article 41.2 reads: “The State recognises that… Continue reading UL Law lecturer addresses Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality

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Fulbright Success for School of Law

The School of Law, University of Limerick, is delighted to announce that it will welcome Professor Stephen A. Morreale of Worcester State University, Massachusetts, as a visiting scholar supported by the Fulbright Specialist Programme. The funding, which was secured by Professor Shane Kilcommins and Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan, will see Professor Morreale visit the School of… Continue reading Fulbright Success for School of Law

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Passing out parade

The newly appointed Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, attended his first ceremony at the Garda Training College in Templemore on Friday September 7th, which saw 185 members being attested with full Garda powers. Commissioner Harris impressed upon the newly attested members the importance of openness, honesty and integrity as they embark upon the next phase of… Continue reading Passing out parade

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UL Journalism graduate beats off stiff competition to secure RTÉ News job

University of Limerick journalism graduate Cillian Sherlock has secured the post as presenter on the RTÉ news2day programme against stiff competition from journalism graduates nationwide. News2day is RTÉ’s news service designed specifically for children, featuring Irish and international news of interest to a young audience. Following a call out to media and journalism graduates across… Continue reading UL Journalism graduate beats off stiff competition to secure RTÉ News job