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Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

Jennifer Schweppe, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, and co–Director of UL’s Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG), was invited to the Fifth meeting of the EU High Level Group (HLG) on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance to present the findings of the HHRG’s ‘Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: Comparative Report’.… Continue reading Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

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History research trip to Italy and Spain

By Stephen Griffin, PhD student, Department of History Since February of this year I have been undertaking research in archives in both Italy and Spain with the purpose of examining the respective reports of the Papal and Spanish ambassadors to Vienna during the years 1727-43. My trip to Italy and the Vatican Secret Archives earlier… Continue reading History research trip to Italy and Spain

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OPINION: Just how much of social media is enough?

By Silvia Benini, Marta Giralt and Liam Murray, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick, for RTÉ Brainstorm. Social media use and abuse is a widely acknowledged international phenomenon. We appear to be eating, living and sleeping social media, whilse ignoring the potential risk to millions in human development caused by our… Continue reading OPINION: Just how much of social media is enough?

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OPINION: Summer festivals: a queue for a portaloo or a play at revolution?

In her opinion piece on RTÉ's Brainstorm, Dr Niamh NicGhabhann (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance) argues that attending a festival in itself is something of a transgressive act. Festivals and festive events can act in many ways. They can provide an important point of continuity for communities, communal rituals that allow them to… Continue reading OPINION: Summer festivals: a queue for a portaloo or a play at revolution?

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UL Journalism student wins Limerick’s Live 95FM Broadcast Journalism Award 2018

Congratulations to our Journalism student Michaela Deane, who has won the Live 95FM radio documentary award for 2018. Michaela's entry tackled the topic of the morning after pill and examined different attitudes amongst pharmacists dispensing the medication. Head of News at Live 95FM, Gillian Devlin said: “Michaela's entry showed innovation and courage, tackling an issue that… Continue reading UL Journalism student wins Limerick’s Live 95FM Broadcast Journalism Award 2018

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OPINION: The kids are not alright: why some children are in a legal bind

An opinion piece written by Dr Lydia Bracken, School of Law, published on RTÉ Brainstorm, examines the legal implications of the delay in the commencing the provisions of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 that relate to donor-assisted human reproduction (DAHR). But celebrating three years of marriage equality is tempered by the fact that… Continue reading OPINION: The kids are not alright: why some children are in a legal bind

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From Ethiopia to Ireland

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

Elias traveled from Ethiopia to the Irish World Academy of music and dance to study for a semester through the Erasmus Plus International Credit Mobility Programme, here he reflects on his time in Limerick.

I arrived at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, in September 2017. After months of preparation and paperwork, I still did not know what to expect, luckily my friend Genene was starting this new adventure with me. Our first impression when we arrived was that everything is green, we soon learnt this was a result of the rain! Before coming to Ireland, we only knew where the island of Ireland is located and the types of music from the different provinces and we had seen Irish dancing on the television.  During orientation we were treated to a live Irish dancing performance in the concert hall which we will never forget!  It…

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Housing Law and Policy Online module launched for September 2018

The School of Law is delighted to announce that it has launched its intake for “Housing Law and Policy Online”, a collaboration between the School of Law, UL, and Community Law and Mediation. Housing Law and Policy, which commences in September, builds on the success of the module delivered online for the first time in… Continue reading Housing Law and Policy Online module launched for September 2018

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OPINION: Why reform of Seanad Éireann should start with the electorate

Dr Laura Cahillane (School Of Law) writes for RTÉ'S Brainstorm that the 7th amendment of the Constitution allows all graduates in Ireland to vote in Seanad elections, but the enabling legislation has never been enacted. It is clear that reform of the Seanad, if it is to happen, will be a complicated process and it is… Continue reading OPINION: Why reform of Seanad Éireann should start with the electorate

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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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AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

The annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference took place on Tuesday 22nd May in the IWAMD Building. The conference highlights the research of the Faculty’s postgraduate students, and gives students the opportunity to present in a real conference environment. Each conference panel was chaired by a PhD student, and the day also featured a number of academic posters… Continue reading AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

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OPINION: What do our accents say about us?

Dr Máiréad Moriarty, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, writes for RTÉ Brainstorm that while it is impossible to speak without an accent, it is something which is ultimately controlled by ourselves. Despite the fact that many people believe they do not speak with an accent, the reality is that it is impossible to… Continue reading OPINION: What do our accents say about us?