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School of Law Names China Internship Winner

The School of Law, University of Limerick, is delighted to announce Ms Niamh Shanahan (4th year Law Plus) as this year’s recipient of the School of Law/CRCC Asia Scholarship to conduct a two-month legal internship in China in summer 2018. Each year, the School of Law supports one student to the tune of €1,750 to… Continue reading School of Law Names China Internship Winner

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UL research establishes child involvement in organised crime

A University of Limerick study has established evidence that the deliberate involvement of children in criminal networks can be found throughout Ireland and extends beyond the ‘Greentown’ single area study. The National Prevalence Study, launched by Minister of State David Stanton, TD has established that findings from the ‘Lifting a Lid on Greentown’ research based… Continue reading UL research establishes child involvement in organised crime

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Friel gives Brexit presentation to UL Alumni in London

Professor Raymond J Friel, as Special Advisor to the UL President on European Policy (with a focus on Brexit) joined the President at a UL Alumni Gathering in London on November 16. This exceptionally well attended event was opened by Dr Des Fitzgerald as UL President who outlined in detail the achievements of the University,… Continue reading Friel gives Brexit presentation to UL Alumni in London

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Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan named Dobbin Atlantic Scholar for 2017/18

Congratulations to Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan (School of Law, University of Limerick), who has been selected by the Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) as a Dobbin Atlantic Scholar for 2017/18 to visit and conduct research at Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada. The Schulich School of Law is the oldest university-based common law school in… Continue reading Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan named Dobbin Atlantic Scholar for 2017/18

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Minority Religions Symposium Hosted by School of Law

The School of Law yesterday hosted a symposium entitled: ‘Minority Religions under Irish Law: Islam in National and International Context’. The event, which was organised by Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan, drew both national and international experts to discuss issues surrounding the accommodation or integration of minority religions in Ireland with a specific focus on the ever… Continue reading Minority Religions Symposium Hosted by School of Law

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Mr Justice John Edwards appointed President of the Association of Judges of Ireland

The School of Law is delighted to announce that Mr Justice John Edwards, a Court of Appeal judge and an Adjunct Professor in the School, has recently been appointed President of the Association of Judges of Ireland (AJI). AJI is a representative organisation for judges, which is primarily concerned with their conditions of work and… Continue reading Mr Justice John Edwards appointed President of the Association of Judges of Ireland

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AHSS welcomes TY students to campus

This week the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences welcomed Transition Year students on to campus for Taster Sessions in our wide variety of undergraduate subjects. 620 students from 21 schools visited the University of Limerick on 28-28th November, for course talks and subject lectures. Students from Mayo, Waterford and Laois visited, as well… Continue reading AHSS welcomes TY students to campus

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AHSS postgraduate courses win national awards at the GradIreland Higher Education Awards

  Two of our Faculty's postgraduate courses have won national awards in their category at the GradIreland Higher Education Awards. The Master of Laws LLM (General) at the School of Law, won Postgraduate Course of the Year in Law, and the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning (School of Culture and Communication) won Postgraduate Course of… Continue reading AHSS postgraduate courses win national awards at the GradIreland Higher Education Awards

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UL presents more than 110 scholarships worth nearly €280,000

Students from across the country were presented with scholarships totalling nearly €280,000 at the 2017 University of Limerick Scholarship Awards ceremony held on Monday, November 27. This year, more than 110 scholarships were presented, including over 30 UL Sports Scholarships. Forty students were awarded UL40 Scholarships, introduced in 2012 to mark UL’s 40th anniversary and… Continue reading UL presents more than 110 scholarships worth nearly €280,000

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Appointment to Gaisce Council

  Dr Lydia Bracken, School of Law, has been appointed by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to the Board of the Gaisce Council. Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme for young people aged 15-25.  It encourages participants to dream big and realise their potential. There are three levels of award—bronze,… Continue reading Appointment to Gaisce Council

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Shaggy dog stories: Laura Donnellan shines a light on tales of dog doping in sport

Laura Donnellan (School of Law) discusses the Iditarod race in Alaska and greyhound racing in Ireland and the rules around doping and animals in sport. Described as the great last race, Iditarod is a 1000-mile race which takes place in Alaska each year in March. The winner is decided by the nose of the first… Continue reading Shaggy dog stories: Laura Donnellan shines a light on tales of dog doping in sport

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Opinion: We need to talk about a woman’s ‘life within the home’

Laura Cahillane (School of Law) wrote an article for the Irish Times on the subject of Article 41.2 in the Irish Constitution, commonly referred to as “the woman in the home” provision. This year the Constitution turns 80 and the provision that caused most controversy when it was first published has only recently been earmarked for… Continue reading Opinion: We need to talk about a woman’s ‘life within the home’