Plans to reduce the number of Garda Síochana regions and divisions in order to switch to a more community-based approach to policing in Ireland were announced on the 22nd August. The shake-up will see almost 1,800 extra Gardaí deployed to frontline duties. There was a mixed reaction to the proposed new operating. Some of the concerns… Continue reading Listen: Johnny Connolly on Limerick 95FM on changes to Garda Síochana
UL's School of Law lecturer, Eddie Keane, featured in the BBC World Service, BBC World Business, report on security at airports, compiled by Russell Padmore. The report considered the concept of increasing monitoring of airport employees as a means of increasing security for passengers and goods. The report is available to listen to at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07k7rgf.
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.
Lecturer in Employment Law at UL, Eddie Keane, spoke to the Limerick Today programme about the issue of unpaid overtime and the non-compliance of employers with Irish legislation on keeping records of time worked by employees. Listen now:
Dr Aileen Dillane (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance) discusses her EU-funded FestiVersities project on the UL Research Impact podcast. The project has been awarded just under 1.2 million euro by Humanities in Europe Research Area (HERA). The 3-year project, entitled “European Music Festivals, Public Spaces, and Cultural Diversities [FestiVersities]” is a multi-sited qualitative, comparative… Continue reading Podcast: Music Festivals, Inclusion and Public Spaces
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?
Three members of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences have taken part in the new series of UL Talks videos. UL Talks are short video lectures delivered by UL teachers on themes, issues, ideas and subjects that they are passionate about. They are designed to showcase our teachers, and to give the wider… Continue reading UL Talks showcase AHSS research
Dr Laura Cahillane (School of Law) was invited to contribute to the Marian Finucane show on RTE Radio One last Saturday following the presidential election and the referendum to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution. You can listen back to the discussion here: http://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/
Dr Johnny Connolly (School of Law) interviewed by Paul Williams on Newstalk following the report of the Charleton Disclosures Tribunal. Listen:
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.
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
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