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The use of tablets in schools on RTÉ Radio 1

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.

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Book on Seán Ó Ríordáin launched

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

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The fight facing LGBT+ families

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

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New edition of the Judicial Studies Journal

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

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Colloquium on 90 years Irish-German diplomatic relations

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

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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

Caroline Keane, a solicitor with Community Law and Mediation (CLM), and a part-time lecturer in housing law in the School of Law, last week spoke to an Oireachtas Committee on  the use of reduced timetabling, shortened school days and in-school suspensions as a particularly prevalent form of school exclusion in secondary schools. CLM propose that… Continue reading Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

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Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements

Ellen Reid is a PhD candidate with the Department of Sociology, concentrating on LGBT+ identity. She recently attended the Identity in Times of Change Conference at the University of Manchester to present her paper 'Truly a nation of equals?: Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements from 1983 to 2015': I presented at the Identity… Continue reading Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements

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AHSS Newsletter, June 2019

Read our June 2019 newsletter, with all the news and events from Spring semester 2019! Read online: AHSS Newsletter June 2019Download

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How more female political representation can make countries healthier

Research by Professor Ross Macmillan (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick) and Amy Johnson shows that countries are healthier when they have more female politicians. Their research shows that maternal and child mortality rapidly plummet when legislative representation by women reaches 30% and more. "We would expect increases in female political representation to change societies… Continue reading How more female political representation can make countries healthier

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Call It Out campaign launched at University of Limerick

Stephen O'Hare, Teni, Piotr Godzisz, Lambda Warsaw, Ellen Murray, Teni, Richard Lynch, ILove Limerick, Dr Jennifer Schweppe, HHRG UL and D. Amanda Haynes, UL. Picture: Alan Place 'Call It Out’ is a civil society campaign to highlight and address the harm caused by homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Ireland. The campaign is being led by… Continue reading Call It Out campaign launched at University of Limerick

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Best way to to beat a stressful job? Join a workplace choir

Best way to to beat a stressful job? Join a workplace choir Research by UL senior lecturer Dr Hilary Moss is featured in the news section of the Irish Independent: A new study of staff in the HSE has found that many of its workers have discovered an antidote to the tensions of dealing with… Continue reading Best way to to beat a stressful job? Join a workplace choir