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The European Institutions: A career at the heart of Europe

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a multi-cultural, fast paced, exciting environment on issues that can make a difference in normal people’s lives? Then a career within the European institutions might just be for you. There are many diverse careers available to graduates from translation and interpreting to working in administrative,… Continue reading The European Institutions: A career at the heart of Europe

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MA in History of Family: Graduate Profile – Carmel McEvey

Carmel is a recent graduate of the MA in History of Family (online), Carmel resides in Australia and describes her experience of completing the MA remotely and her student experience in UL. MA in History of Family Graduate Carmel McEvey What made you choose the MA in History of Family at UL? I had previously… Continue reading MA in History of Family: Graduate Profile – Carmel McEvey

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Silver Award in Best in Government and Not for Profit: Hate and Hostility Research Group

Jennifer Schweppe and Amanda Haynes of the Hate and Hostility Research Group were delighted to accept the Silver Award in the “Best in Government and Not for Profit” category at the 2020 Digital Media Awards on Friday. Jennifer accepted the award along with colleagues at We The People on behalf of the HHRG and the… Continue reading Silver Award in Best in Government and Not for Profit: Hate and Hostility Research Group

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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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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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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

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Opinion: What do our accents say about us?

Dr Máiréad Moriarty, our Assistant Dean International, 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 speak without an… Continue reading Opinion: What do our accents say about us?

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Article: Palliative Care as a Human Right

Dr John Lombard (School of Law) has written a blog post for The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care Research Blog entitled ‘Palliative Care as a Human Right’: "Palliative care engages a range of human rights including the right of autonomy, bodily integrity, equality, and protection from inhuman or degrading treatment. However, it… Continue reading Article: Palliative Care as a Human Right

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Music and the Mind on RTÉ Lyric fm

Music and the Mind is a unique new series on RTÉ Lyric fm - melding music and conversation, the shows will cover relaxation and mindfulness; exercise and an active life; and sleep and its importance to our health. In a series of live broadcasts from Radio Centre, presenter Liz Nolan will be joined by experts in the fields of psychology, fitness… Continue reading Music and the Mind on RTÉ Lyric fm

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Opinion: Do you take your sister-in-law to be your lawfully wedded wife?

Dr Kathryn O'Sullivan (School of Law) writes for RTÉ's Brainstorm on the subject of the wide range of forbidden relationships in Ireland and how reform is required to remove archaic and unjustifiable barriers. Incremental constitutional and legislative amendments have reformed not only who can marry whom, but also the ways in which couples may choose to… Continue reading Opinion: Do you take your sister-in-law to be your lawfully wedded wife?

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Opinion: What the ruling means for Dwyer and other cases

Prof. Shane Kilcommins (School of Law) wrote an opinion piece for the Irish Examiner on the law relating to the Data Retention Act 2011, the findings in the High Court case last week, and the possible consequences for the Dwyer case and other investigations. Read in full: http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/what-the-ruling-means-for-dwyer-and-other-cases-890696.html

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ANALYSIS: Why do so many capitals of culture run into problems?

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?