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Do accents matter? UL Sociolinguistics lecturer discusses her research on RTÉ

Dr Máiréad Moriarty, our Assistant Dean International, appeared on RTÉ's Claire Byrne Live yesterday evening, discussing her research on accents with poet Colm Keegan and musician Paddy Cullivan. Watch the segment now (from 33.57 minutes) Máiréad Moriarty is a Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics. Her research focuses on the relationship between language and society with a… Continue reading Do accents matter? UL Sociolinguistics lecturer discusses her research on RTÉ

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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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UL Faculty publication review: The Letters of Oliver Goldsmith

Congratulations to Dr Michael Griffin (School of English, Irish and Communication), whose new edition of The Letters of Oliver Goldsmith (edited with David O’Shaugnessy) was reviewed in this weekend's Irish Times. "The editors, Michael Griffin and David O’Shaugnessy, have undertaken considerable original research in updating and adding to Katharine Balderston’s 1928 Cambridge University Press collection of Goldsmith letters. Like… Continue reading UL Faculty publication review: The Letters of Oliver Goldsmith

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UL law research quoted in The Irish Times

Research from Laura Cahillane (UL School of Law) on Article 41.2 of the Constitution - women in the home provision - was quoted in The Irish Times at the weekend. In truth, of course, women were not meaningfully compensated for what they did at home but, as Brian Walsh noted in 1988, “Astonishingly, this protective… Continue reading UL law research quoted in The Irish Times

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Busy season: Finishing a PhD

Muireann Prendergast is a final year PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She recently wrote an article for the Irish Humanities Alliance about the final busy summer finalising her PhD thesis:  "Over the past four years, I have been working on my PhD research project funded by the Irish Research Council which… Continue reading Busy season: Finishing a PhD

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Opinion: Is it time for some Digital Wisdom about Digital Natives?

By Dr Silvia Benini, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick. Analysis: a new study looks at what Irish students really think about the technology they use in secondary schools. Student attitudes and usage seem to be more cautious when it comes to the role of technology in the educational sphere.… Continue reading Opinion: Is it time for some Digital Wisdom about Digital Natives?

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Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2018, Ontario

Dr Deirdre Ní Loingsigh, Aonad na Gaeilge & School of English, Irish and Communication, UL participated in the Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2018 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) 23-25 August 2018. She reports on the event below. "Highlights of the conference for me were the three inspiring… Continue reading Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2018, Ontario

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Dalhousie University Research Visit

Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan, School of Law, recently spent three weeks as a Dobbin Atlantic Scholar at the Schulich School of Law in Dalhousie University, Canada. The visit was supported by the Ireland Canada University Foundation and the title of the research project was ‘Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines & the Experience of Nova Scotia: Lessons for… Continue reading Dalhousie University Research Visit

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Opinion: Boris Johnson and the reality of anti-Muslim racism

James Carr (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick) writes for RTÉ's Brainstorm that if we're going to challenge Islamophobia and controversial comments like those of Boris Johnson, we need to start recognising it as anti-Muslim racism. "Islamophobia, or anti-Muslim racism, is no stranger to Ireland. For the past decade, I have been researching with Muslim… Continue reading Opinion: Boris Johnson and the reality of anti-Muslim racism

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UL Sociology student creates community mural in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan

Bridget Lambert is a postgraduate student on the MA in Sociology (Youth, Community & Social Regeneration) at the University of Limerick. As part of her research thesis she worked on a Community Art Project with a group of children, paying tribute to the late Dolores O’Riordan. Bridget writes about her experience here: This mural was designed and… Continue reading UL Sociology student creates community mural in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan

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UL research on consent in Irish rape trials discussed in Irish Times

Research by Dr Susan Leahy (School of Law, University of Limerick) on sexual offences was discussed in an article by Conor Gallagher in the Irish Times on Friday, August 17th. The article discusses the introduction of judicial directions on consent in Irish rape trials. Dr Leahy is the author of the book Sexual Offending in Ireland:… Continue reading UL research on consent in Irish rape trials discussed in Irish Times

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Transcribing interviews with Holocaust survivors from Rhodes Island

Milena Callegari Cosentino is a PhD Teaching Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Limerick. Her PhD title is ‘Rhodes and the Holocaust: Repercussions and legacies for later generations’. In this blog post she describes her fieldwork in Warsaw this summer, funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. "During… Continue reading Transcribing interviews with Holocaust survivors from Rhodes Island