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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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LISTEN: Giving a voice to victims in the Irish criminal process

Prof. Shane Kilcommins, Dr Susan Leahy & Dr Eimear Spain recently spoke to the UL Research office about their research into victims in the Irish criminal process. Many of us will become a victim of crime at some point in our lives, yet many victims choose not to report these crimes to the police. Ultimately, a… Continue reading LISTEN: Giving a voice to victims in the Irish criminal process

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UL Journalism students’ videos shortlisted for competition

A tribute to palliative care nurses, two stories highlighting the importance of defibrillators and a focus on 'Ireland's national card game', 25, are among the videos produced by University of Limerick students for this year's annual video journalism prize. The competition is part of an ongoing partnership between UL and the Irish Examiner in which content… Continue reading UL Journalism students’ videos shortlisted for competition

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VIDEO: UL Politics lecturer addresses Citizen’s Assembly on Fixed Term Parliaments

Dr Rory Costello (Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick) addressed the Citizen's Assembly this weekend on the pros and cons of introducing a fixed-term parliament system. He said under the current system the Taoiseach can call an election when the Government party is popular, and can also surprise opponents. Watch Rory's full speech below...… Continue reading VIDEO: UL Politics lecturer addresses Citizen’s Assembly on Fixed Term Parliaments

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VIDEO: Doing your PhD at the University of Limerick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq7GiE7zI3M&t=1s Hope Davidson, who is in the final year of her PhD at UL, talks about her experience of doing a PhD in the School of Law, including publishing and teaching experience, as well as funding from the Faculty for conferences. Find out more about Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social… Continue reading VIDEO: Doing your PhD at the University of Limerick

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PODCAST: Dean Strang reflects upon his experiences in Ireland and his time in the University of Limerick

As his time in the School of Law draws to a close, Dean Strang spoke with Dr Susan Leahy, reflecting upon his experiences in Ireland and his time in the University of Limerick. Dr Leahy, Director of the Centre for Crime Justice and Victim Studies, spoke to Mr Strang on a wide range of topics… Continue reading PODCAST: Dean Strang reflects upon his experiences in Ireland and his time in the University of Limerick

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Current Issues in Irish Journalism Seminar: Conall O’Fatharta

The Current Issues in Irish Journalism Seminar series enables our Journalism students to hear talks from prominent speakers on a variety of subjects. Week 1 of Spring Semester 2018 saw Irish Examiner Investigative Reporter Conall O’Fatharta give a talk on 'Illegal adoptions: deaths in mother and baby homes – the story that keeps on breaking'.… Continue reading Current Issues in Irish Journalism Seminar: Conall O’Fatharta

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Current Issues in Irish Journalism Seminar: Seamus Dooley

The Current Issues in Irish Journalism Seminar series enables our Journalism students to hear talks from prominent speakers on a variety of subjects. Week 1 of Spring Semester 2018 saw National Union of Journalists (NUJ) General Secretary Seamus Dooley give a talk 'The message is in The Post: The Challenges to promoting public interest journalism'. Watch Seamus's… Continue reading Current Issues in Irish Journalism Seminar: Seamus Dooley

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Listen: Dean Strang discusses his time at the University of Limerick

Dean Strang, the defence lawyer at the centre of the 2015 Netflix documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’ has taken up a position this month as guest lecturer on University of Limerick’s law programmes. Dean has spoken to RTE Radio 1, Clare FM and Limerick Today about his time at UL. Listen to Dean on the… Continue reading Listen: Dean Strang discusses his time at the University of Limerick

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Live95fm ‘Zero Hours Contracts to be Banned in Most Cases Under New Law’

Joe Nash spoke to Eddie Keane (School of Law) this week about the recently published Bill relating to banning zero hours contracts. The discussion featured the main provisions of the Bill and the difficulties of trying to legislate to protect workers from being exploited. Listen here: www.live95fm.ie/on-air/shows/limerick-today/limerick-today-podcasts/december-2017/limerick-today-zero-hour-contracts-to-be-banned/

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Prof Ray Friel on Compensation Culture on Live 95FM

Professor Raymond Friel was a panellist on Limerick 95FM Today show with Joe Nash. The panel consisted of Conor Faughnan, of AA Ireland, Ger O'Neill, of O'Neill & Co Solicitors and Caroline O'Doherty, from the Irish Examiner. He joined the discussion on the question of whether or not there is a ‘compo culture’ in Ireland… Continue reading Prof Ray Friel on Compensation Culture on Live 95FM

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UL research into criminal gangs published in Greentown report

Dr Sean Redmond (School of Law, University of Limerick) has just completed a four-year study of a criminal network using data from the Garda Pulse system. The findings of the study into criminal gangs and their impact on boys and young men, as well as their wider local community was published this week. The Lifting the… Continue reading UL research into criminal gangs published in Greentown report