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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

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Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin: Echoes from the Well

Mel Mercier is Professor and Chair of Performing Arts at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Mel wrote a lovely piece in tribute to Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin for the Irish Echo: "Admired and beloved of his students, colleagues, fellow musicians, friends and audiences alike,  his ultimate vision was both humanitarian… Continue reading Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin: Echoes from the Well

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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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Listen: Eddie Keane on RTÉ Morning Ireland discussing Aer Lingus CCTV monitoring of staff

Eddie Keane, Lecturer in Employment Law at University of Limerick, responds to moves by Aer Lingus to introduce CCTV monitoring of staff in response to the loss of 'millions of euro' in stock on RTÉ Morning Ireland. Listen now: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/morning-ireland/programmes/2018/1203/1014788-morning-ireland-monday-3-december-2018/?clipid=102991863#102991863+

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UL lecturer calls for rape trial reform after Cork trial protests

Dr Susan Leahy (School of Law, University of Limerick) and Dr Catherine O’Sullivan (UCC) have called for “legal and social reform” following protests over a Cork rape trial in which the 17-year-old complainant’s lacy underwear was referenced in the defence barrister’s speech to the jury. Dr Leahy, who recently co-authored Sexual Offending in Ireland: Laws, Procedures and… Continue reading UL lecturer calls for rape trial reform after Cork trial protests

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LISTEN: The problem with street harassment

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.

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Composer Ryan Molloy on collaborating with UL Writer in Residence Martin Dyar

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

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UL Law lecturer addresses Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality

Dr Laura Cahillane (School of Law) was invited to address the Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality on 19th September as part of the pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the 38th Amendment of the Constitution Bill on the woman in the home provision of the Constitution. Article 41.2 reads: “The State recognises that… Continue reading UL Law lecturer addresses Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality