Dr Máiréad Moriarty, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, writes for RTÉ Brainstorm that while it is impossible to speak without an accent, it is something which is ultimately controlled by ourselves. Despite the fact that many people believe they do not speak with an accent, the reality is that it is impossible to… Continue reading OPINION: What do our accents say about us?
John Hogan, Department of Politics and Public Administration, writes for RTÉ's Brainstorm that many of the human rights violations suffered by Palestinians today call to mind the ills of apartheid, though there are some important differences. Amidst the shocking footage from the Gaza-Israel border this week, many online observers noted one photograph for its similarity to… Continue reading OPINION: Does Israel’s treatment of Palestinians amount to apartheid?
A tribute to palliative care nurses, two stories highlighting the importance of defibrillators and a focus on 'Ireland's national card game', 25, are among the videos produced by University of Limerick students for this year's annual video journalism prize. The competition is part of an ongoing partnership between UL and the Irish Examiner in which content… Continue reading UL Journalism students’ videos shortlisted for competition
Laura Donnellan’s (School of Law) opinion piece discusses the recent retirement of Katie Walsh and the involvement of women in horseracing dating back to the latter part of the nineteenth century. The role and contribution of women in racing has become increasingly publicised. The amount of news coverage that Walsh’s retirement has generated is testament… Continue reading Opinion: Women in horseracing
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences were proud to host the Inaugural Lecture of our Dean, Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes on 1st May 2018. Our previous Dean, Professor Tom Lodge was Master of Ceremonies and travelled from his sabbatical in France for the event. Helen was introduced by UL President, Professor Des Fitzgerald. Helen's lecture,… Continue reading Inaugural Lecture of our Dean, Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes
As part of the EU-funded TecCOMFrame project, UL hosted a project meeting, an academic colloquium, and a meeting of technical communication teachers last week (April 25th – 27th). On Wednesday, the twelfth transnational TecCOMFrame project meeting took place. On Thursday, 55 delegates from nine countries attended the European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication Studies. This… Continue reading UL hosts EU-funded TecCOMFrame project colloquium
Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) and Amanda Haynes (Department of Sociology), co-directors of the Hate and Hostility Research Group, launched one of four outputs of their 2015-2017 research on the treatment of hate crime in the criminal justice system, which was funded by EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. The Report, co-authored by Schweppe and… Continue reading UL report on the treatment of hate crime in the criminal justice system launched
Ten Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences PhD candidates took part in the Faculty heat of UL's Thesis in 3 Minutes competition this afternoon. Organised by the Graduate School at the University of Limerick, each student was given a strict 3 minutes to tell the audience about their research at UL. Dr Ann Ledwith, Dean… Continue reading FAHSS PhD students compete in Thesis in 3 Minutes Competition
John Hogan, Department of Politics and Public Administration, writes for RTÉ's Brainstorm on the issue of land reform in South Africa. South Africa has seen a surge in land invasions in recent months, a further indication of how emotive this issue is for many citizens Read in full: http://www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/0419/955629-this-land-is-my-land/
The Rape Crisis Network Ireland published a report entitled, ‘Hearing Every Voice - Towards a New Strategy on Vulnerable Witnesses in Legal Proceedings’ on Monday, 10 April 2018. The report, which took over a year to complete, was prepared by a ‘Vulnerable Witnesses Multi-Agency Group’ convened by Caroline Counihan of the Rape Crisis Network. Dr Alan… Continue reading Dr Alan Cusack contributes to landmark report on vulnerable witnesses
By Paul Novosel, MA Ritual Chant and Song, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance My father was a private detective and investigated for a security company. I’m sure I got the detective gene from him---I am forever curious. I discovered Gregorian Chant early in life as a choir boy, and embraced it throughout my… Continue reading Becoming a chant detective at UL
Are you planning a PhD, or thinking of pursuing a taught postgraduate course? The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS) at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is offering a number of Scholarships, Fellowships, Bursaries and Fee Waivers to MA and PhD candidates for September 2018. For full details please visit: https://ahss.blog/scholarships/