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AHSS graduations, January 2019

UL, this week, celebrates the graduation of 1,715 students in total across its four faculties as it holds its annual Winter Conferring Ceremonies.  Included in this are 12 Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences students who were yesterday conferred with PhD awards. Among the graduates this week is Dr Sindy Joyce, Mincéir (Traveller); human… Continue reading AHSS graduations, January 2019

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Opinion: Do you take your sister-in-law to be your lawfully wedded wife?

Dr Kathryn O'Sullivan (School of Law) writes for RTÉ's Brainstorm on the subject of the wide range of forbidden relationships in Ireland and how reform is required to remove archaic and unjustifiable barriers. Incremental constitutional and legislative amendments have reformed not only who can marry whom, but also the ways in which couples may choose to… Continue reading Opinion: Do you take your sister-in-law to be your lawfully wedded wife?

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Read our Winter 2018 newsletter

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick Winter 2018 newsletter features news and events from our faculty and students from Autumn semester 2018-19. Read the newsletter at this link: December 2018 newsletter Read our previous newsletters

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Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community, report finds

Trans people are far less likely to express high levels of trust in An Garda Síochána when compared to the general public, a new report has found. Just eight per cent of trans people interviewed rated trust in police as ‘very high’. This compares to 43 per cent of the majority population from a similar… Continue reading Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community, report finds

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Opinion: What the ruling means for Dwyer and other cases

Prof. Shane Kilcommins (School of Law) wrote an opinion piece for the Irish Examiner on the law relating to the Data Retention Act 2011, the findings in the High Court case last week, and the possible consequences for the Dwyer case and other investigations. Read in full: http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/what-the-ruling-means-for-dwyer-and-other-cases-890696.html

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Academic Meets Activist: Decriminalisation Then and Now

Twenty-five years ago, on June 24 1993, the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act was passed decriminalising homosexuality in this jurisdiction. The Hate and Hostility Research Group’s latest ‘Academic Meets Activist’ event, marked the 25th Anniversary of Decriminalisation in Ireland, and highlighted the ongoing struggle for decriminalisation in Jamaica. The evening consisted of a panel discussion… Continue reading Academic Meets Activist: Decriminalisation Then and Now

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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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Research Week @ UL

The inaugural Research Week @ UL will run from the 3 – 7 December with many events taking place across the campus. Research Week is an opportunity for our research community, from PhD to Professor, to connect, explore innovative practices and celebrate our research excellence and impact. The week will kick off with a one-day masterclass… Continue reading Research Week @ UL

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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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University of Limerick Law Society LGBTQIA+: Rights in Law Conference

The UL Student Law Society hosted its first ever LGBTQIA+ themed conference on 25th October. The event was a collaboration between the UL Law Society and Out in UL, and was part of SoUL week, a week dedicated to the societies of UL. The conference was also broadcast live on ULFM. The event was kindly sponsored… Continue reading University of Limerick Law Society LGBTQIA+: Rights in Law Conference

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AHSS Postgraduate Programmes Shortlisted for National Awards

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick are delighted to announce that five of our postgraduate courses have been shortlisted for Postgraduate Course of the Year by Grad Ireland: Postgraduate Course of the year in Arts & Humanities: MA in Songwriting MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning MA in Sociology (Youth,… Continue reading AHSS Postgraduate Programmes Shortlisted for National Awards

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Mason Hayes and Curran Company Law prize

The corporate law firm of Mason Hayes and Curran award a prize to the UL Law student who secures the best results in Company Law over the two semesters. This generous initiative has been running for a few years now and is much appreciated by students and the School of Law alike. Patrick Brennan was… Continue reading Mason Hayes and Curran Company Law prize