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Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

Jennifer Schweppe, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, and co–Director of UL’s Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG), was invited to the Fifth meeting of the EU High Level Group (HLG) on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance to present the findings of the HHRG’s ‘Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: Comparative Report’.… Continue reading Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

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History research trip to Italy and Spain

By Stephen Griffin, PhD student, Department of History Since February of this year I have been undertaking research in archives in both Italy and Spain with the purpose of examining the respective reports of the Papal and Spanish ambassadors to Vienna during the years 1727-43. My trip to Italy and the Vatican Secret Archives earlier… Continue reading History research trip to Italy and Spain

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OPINION: Just how much of social media is enough?

By Silvia Benini, Marta Giralt and Liam Murray, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick, for RTÉ Brainstorm. Social media use and abuse is a widely acknowledged international phenomenon. We appear to be eating, living and sleeping social media, whilse ignoring the potential risk to millions in human development caused by our… Continue reading OPINION: Just how much of social media is enough?

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OPINION: Mediation process still has a long way to go

Dr Mary Tumelty (School of Law, UL) has an opinion piece in today’s Irish Examiner on mediation in medical negligence cases. CervicalCheck cases highlight fundamental problems with the adversarial approach taken in medical negligence litigation. The cases taken by a number of women affected by the scandal including Vicky Phelan and Emma Ni Mhathúna have… Continue reading OPINION: Mediation process still has a long way to go

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OPINION: Summer festivals: a queue for a portaloo or a play at revolution?

In her opinion piece on RTÉ's Brainstorm, Dr Niamh NicGhabhann (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance) argues that attending a festival in itself is something of a transgressive act. Festivals and festive events can act in many ways. They can provide an important point of continuity for communities, communal rituals that allow them to… Continue reading OPINION: Summer festivals: a queue for a portaloo or a play at revolution?

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OPINION: The kids are not alright: why some children are in a legal bind

An opinion piece written by Dr Lydia Bracken, School of Law, published on RTÉ Brainstorm, examines the legal implications of the delay in the commencing the provisions of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 that relate to donor-assisted human reproduction (DAHR). But celebrating three years of marriage equality is tempered by the fact that… Continue reading OPINION: The kids are not alright: why some children are in a legal bind

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OPINION: Why reform of Seanad Éireann should start with the electorate

Dr Laura Cahillane (School Of Law) writes for RTÉ'S Brainstorm that the 7th amendment of the Constitution allows all graduates in Ireland to vote in Seanad elections, but the enabling legislation has never been enacted. It is clear that reform of the Seanad, if it is to happen, will be a complicated process and it is… Continue reading OPINION: Why reform of Seanad Éireann should start with the electorate

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LISTEN: Giving a voice to victims in the Irish criminal process

Prof. Shane Kilcommins, Dr Susan Leahy & Dr Eimear Spain recently spoke to the UL Research office about their research into victims in the Irish criminal process. Many of us will become a victim of crime at some point in our lives, yet many victims choose not to report these crimes to the police. Ultimately, a… Continue reading LISTEN: Giving a voice to victims in the Irish criminal process

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Athena Swan PhD Scholarship at the University of Limerick

As part of our commitment to supporting gender equality across the disciplines and the Athena Swan initiative, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Limerick are delighted to announce a joint scholarship in the area of female participation and non-participation in STEM subjects… Continue reading Athena Swan PhD Scholarship at the University of Limerick

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AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

The annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference took place on Tuesday 22nd May in the IWAMD Building. The conference highlights the research of the Faculty’s postgraduate students, and gives students the opportunity to present in a real conference environment. Each conference panel was chaired by a PhD student, and the day also featured a number of academic posters… Continue reading AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

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OPINION: What do our accents say about us?

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?