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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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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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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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UL lecturer part of international team to receive Humanities in Europe Research Area (HERA) funding for research into European Music Festivals

Congratulations to Dr Aileen Dillane (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance), who is part of an international team of five researchers (Ireland, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, UK) to have been awarded just under 1.2 million euro for their research proposal responding to the 2017 Humanities in Europe Research Area (HERA) call: "Public Spaces: Culture and Integration… Continue reading UL lecturer part of international team to receive Humanities in Europe Research Area (HERA) funding for research into European Music Festivals

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Journalism students at University of Limerick create 11th version of Limerick Voice newspaper

The courageous story of Vicky Phelan, whose fight for life opened the floodgates to the biggest health scandal in the history of the state features in the eleventh edition of Limerick Voice published on December 8, 2018. The newspaper, produced by the fourth year and MA students of Journalism at University of Limerick, reveals how the brave… Continue reading Journalism students at University of Limerick create 11th version of Limerick Voice newspaper

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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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UL’s first Creative Writing Winter School a huge success

The inaugural University of Limerick Creative Writing Winter School took place 25-29th November at Hotel Doolin, Co. Clare. The Winter School aimed to provide early to mid-career creative writers with a five day, residential, immersive and focused professional development experience. Themes chosen aimed to cover and engage with a mix of topics - some focusing… Continue reading UL’s first Creative Writing Winter School a huge success

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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 in political theory receives prestigious European Research Council Consolidator Award

Many congratulations to UL lecturer in political theory Dr Adina Preda (Department of Politics and Public Administration), who has received a prestigious €1.3m European Research Council Consolidator Award for her project 'Rights and Egalitarianism. Adina is one of six successful European Research Council awardees in Ireland. The European Research Council, set up by the European Union… Continue reading UL lecturer in political theory receives prestigious European Research Council Consolidator Award