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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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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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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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UL Law Professor speaks on circumstantial evidence in documentary on the trial of Patrick Quirke

Professor Shane Kilcommins (School of Law) spoke on the issue of circumstantial evidence on the The Trial of Patrick Quirke documentary which aired on Virgin Media One on Monday the 6th May at 10pm. A link to a clip of the documentary is available below: http://www.independent.ie/videos/entertainment/video-clip-from-virgin-medias-new-documentary-on-the-mr-moonlight-murder-trail-38080860.html

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Music Therapy at the Irish World Academy featured on the Marian Finucane Show

The Marian Finucane Show on RTE Radio 1 featured a section on the health and well-being benefits of singing in a choir, on Saturday 27th of April. Music Therapy PhD student Jess O'Donoghue was a guest on this panel and spoke about research on singing and health on behalf of the research team at the… Continue reading Music Therapy at the Irish World Academy featured on the Marian Finucane Show

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Research from UL lecturer shows concern about over-reliance on technology in schools

Research from Dr Ann Marcus-Quinn (School of English, Irish and Communication)  was highlighted by RTÉ last week. Dr Marcus-Quinn was part of a team of researchers who found that the use of some technologies in the classroom could be hurting rather than helping learning. The study questions the practice of replacing hard copy schoolbooks with… Continue reading Research from UL lecturer shows concern about over-reliance on technology in schools

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Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again?

Cian Matthew Kearns is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at the University of Limerick.  His PhD on risk assessment models for genocide is funded through the Irish Research Council and the Department of Foreign Affairs. Cian wrote an opinion piece for the Journal.ie: '25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make… Continue reading Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again?

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Minister announces new youth justice strategy in partnership with UL Law research team

Details of the new strategy and the associated Reform and Development Programme for 106 Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDPs) located around the country were announced by Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton. It will begin with a GYDP Action Research Project that will work with 15 GYDPs across 10 counties over… Continue reading Minister announces new youth justice strategy in partnership with UL Law research team

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Media Commentary on Domestic Abuse

Research on domestic abuse by Dr Susan Leahy (co-director, Centre for Crime, Justice & Victim Studies, University of Limerick) has been included in both the Irish Examiner and the Garda Review in the past week. Her commentary discusses ratification of the Istanbul Convention and the challenges of implementing reforms contained in the Domestic Violence Act 2018,… Continue reading Media Commentary on Domestic Abuse

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Listen: Is it immoral not to donate organs?

Aoife Finnerty speaks on BBC Radio Ulster about Organ Donation Aoife Finnerty, PhD student in the School of Law, discussed the morality of organ donation on Sunday Sequence (BBC Radio Ulster) with Roisin McAuley on February 24th. Aoife appeared with Dr Elaine Storkey (theologian and sociologist), Dr Brendan McCarthy (medical ethics advisor to the Church… Continue reading Listen: Is it immoral not to donate organs?

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LISTEN: Prof. Eoin Devereux on RTÉ 2 FM

Head of the Department of Sociology at UL, Prof. Eoin Devereux, spoke to Dave Fanning yesterday on RTÉ'S 2FM, talking about HEART & SOUL: Critical Essays on Joy Division, edited by Dr Martin J Power, Prof. Eoin Devereux and Dr Aileen Dillane. The book was launched last month in Dolans, Limerick. Direct link (Eoin's interview… Continue reading LISTEN: Prof. Eoin Devereux on RTÉ 2 FM