Dr Laura Cahillane (School of Law) was invited to contribute to the Marian Finucane show on RTE Radio One last Saturday following the presidential election and the referendum to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution. You can listen back to the discussion here: http://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/
Tara Giddens (@taragiddens), PhD candidate in the School of English, Irish and Communication attended the “The Body and the Page in Victorian Culture: An International Conference” at the University of Victoria, Canada this summer, funded by the Faculty of AHSS at UL. She writes about her experience here: “The Body and the Page” conference was… Continue reading Conference report: The Body and the Page in Victorian Culture: An International Conference
The Letters of Oliver Goldsmith was recently launched by the Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, in the Long Room of the Old Library at Trinity, Goldsmith’s alma mater. The new publication, edited by Professor Michael Griffin, School of English, Irish and Communication at UL and Dr David O’Shaughnessy of the English… Continue reading Book launch: The Letters of Oliver Goldsmith
A major collection of essays entitled Songs of Social Protest was launched last week at the University of Limerick. Running to almost 700 pages, the book was edited by Aileen Dillane, Martin J. Power, Eoin Devereux and Amanda Haynes. It features research on many diverse singers and genres from Damien Dempsey, Billie Holiday, to rap,… Continue reading Book launch: Songs of Social Protest
Dr Johnny Connolly (School of Law) interviewed by Paul Williams on Newstalk following the report of the Charleton Disclosures Tribunal. Listen:
Conference report: Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Kyoto 2018 By Dr Maria Rieder, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics From Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th June the international Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics held their annual meeting at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, and I was delighted to be able to attend… Continue reading Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Kyoto 2018
Analysis: as Galway is currently finding out, the experience of being the designated Capital of Culture does not always run smoothly. By Dr Niamh NicGhabhann, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, for RTÉ Brainstorm. In 2013, the streets of the city of Marseille were filled with sheep, horses and cattle. The animals filled the… Continue reading ANALYSIS: Why do so many capitals of culture run into problems?
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.
Prof. Michael J. Griffin (School of English, Irish and Communication) recently spoke to composer Ryan Molloy for the Irish Times about Buaine na Gaoithe, which will tour nationally next month. Buaine na Gaoithe is a new song cycle for soprano, flute and harp, a setting of poems by Martin Dyar. UL writer in residence. "I had… Continue reading Composer Ryan Molloy on collaborating with UL Writer in Residence Martin Dyar
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
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
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