The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences provides upskilling workshops for our postgraduate researchers. On 9 September 2019, a workshop entitled ‘Building your Online Research Profile’ was delivered by Ashling Hayes, Head of Research Services in UL. The workshop highlighted the benefits of having up to date profiles and looked at online profiles that… Continue reading Professional Development Support for AHSS Postgraduate Researchers
The Irish Times recently reviewed the book Ireland in the European Eye, edited by Bettina Migge and UL's Dr Gisela Holfter (School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics). The review, written by Eamon Maher, described the book as "an excellent analysis of Ireland’s various interactions with its European allies, from the early medieval period up… Continue reading Ireland in the European Eye reviewed in the Irish Times
Plans to reduce the number of Garda Síochana regions and divisions in order to switch to a more community-based approach to policing in Ireland were announced on the 22nd August. The shake-up will see almost 1,800 extra Gardaí deployed to frontline duties. There was a mixed reaction to the proposed new operating. Some of the concerns… Continue reading Listen: Johnny Connolly on Limerick 95FM on changes to Garda Síochana
Paula McGrath is the author of two novels, Generation, and A History of Running Away. She is in her final year of an Irish Research Council-funded PhD student at University of Limerick, Ireland, working on representations of trauma in fiction. She teaches Creative Writing in University College Dublin. Paula McGrath This July, I had the… Continue reading Locations and Dislocations: Places and Spaces in Contemporary Women’s Writing
Milena Callegari Cosentino (PhD Teaching Fellow, Department of History) presented a paper ‘Rhodes and the Holocaust: Oral History through generations’ at the 2019 Oral History Conference. On June 28th and 29th I had the opportunity to attend the Oral History Network Ireland 2019 Conference entitled ‘Oral History in a Digital World’. The conference took place… Continue reading Rhodes and the Holocaust: Oral History through generations
UL's School of Law lecturer, Eddie Keane, featured in the BBC World Service, BBC World Business, report on security at airports, compiled by Russell Padmore. The report considered the concept of increasing monitoring of airport employees as a means of increasing security for passengers and goods. The report is available to listen to at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07k7rgf.
UL History PhD candidate Robert Collins writes about his research trip to the British National Archives, which was funded by the Department of History. As part of my PhD research, I recently conducted an archival visit to the National Archives in Kew in London. This was my second visit as I had conducted a three-day… Continue reading History student’s research trip to the British National Archives
Dr Ann Marcus Quinn (School of English, Irish and Communication) spoke to RTÉ Radio 1's Drivetime about the use of technology in schools. Dr Marcus Quinn warns about the over-reliance on using tablets in schools, and that a blended approach works best for students.
Tadhg Ó Dúshláine (An Sagart, foilsitheoirí/publishers), Ríona Ní Churtáin (Ollscoil Luimnigh/ UL), Tríona Ní Shíocháin (Coláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh/ UCC), Dairena Ní Chinnéide (file/poet) Sheol an file Duibhneach, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Ní insint dán ach bheith: Aistí ar Smaointeoireacht an Ríordánaigh (An Sagart, 2019) i nDún Chíomháin i gCorca Dhuibhne Dé Sathairn, 22 Meitheamh. Ba… Continue reading Book on Seán Ó Ríordáin launched
Dr Lydia Bracken (School of Law) provided an overview of legal issues affecting LGBT+ families in Ireland as part of an article published by John Meagher in the Irish Independent on Saturday 22 June 2019. The full text of the article, titled ‘My wife can't take our daughter to the doctor... - the fight facing… Continue reading The fight facing LGBT+ families
A new edition of the Irish Judicial Studies Journal has just been published, the third to be handled by the School of Law at the University of Limerick. This edition includes a range of articles on topics as diverse as the centrality of truth in the pursuit of justice, children in the Irish criminal justice… Continue reading New edition of the Judicial Studies Journal
A colloquium on 90 years Irish-German diplomatic relations took place yesterday evening in the Irish Embassy, Berlin. Organised by Dr Gisela Holfter, Centre for Irish-German Studies, UL, in coordination with the Irish Embassy, it reflected on past and present. Speakers included: Tánaiste and Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D.H.E. the Irish… Continue reading Colloquium on 90 years Irish-German diplomatic relations