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Faculty funding for Irish Studies conference, Ireland in Psychoanalysis 2: Irish Shame

By Paula McGrath Faculty Funding for Irish Studies conference, Ireland in Psychoanalysis 2: Irish Shame, in SUNY-Buffalo, NY.   This conference followed on from Ireland in Psychoanalysis, which resulted in a special issue of “Breac: a digital journal of Irish Studies”. It featured keynotes from Sinéad Gleeson, writer and broadcaster, Claire Bracken (Union College), and Seán… Continue reading Faculty funding for Irish Studies conference, Ireland in Psychoanalysis 2: Irish Shame

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Composer Ryan Molloy on collaborating with UL Writer in Residence Martin Dyar

Prof. Michael J. Griffin (School of English, Irish and Communication) recently spoke to composer Ryan Molloy for the Irish Times about Buaine na Gaoithe, which will tour nationally next month.  Buaine na Gaoithe is a new song cycle for soprano, flute and harp, a setting of poems by Martin Dyar. UL writer in residence. "I had… Continue reading Composer Ryan Molloy on collaborating with UL Writer in Residence Martin Dyar

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Graduate profile: Maude O’Sullivan (BA Arts)

Maude O’Sullivan studied a BA in Arts (Irish and New Media) at the University of Limerick and is now a graduate area manager with Aldi. In an article for the Irish Times, she speaks about her current role, and also gives advice to graduates: "The advice I would give to graduates would be when choosing a… Continue reading Graduate profile: Maude O’Sullivan (BA Arts)

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UL Faculty publication review: The Letters of Oliver Goldsmith

Congratulations to Dr Michael Griffin (School of English, Irish and Communication), whose new edition of The Letters of Oliver Goldsmith (edited with David O’Shaugnessy) was reviewed in this weekend's Irish Times. "The editors, Michael Griffin and David O’Shaugnessy, have undertaken considerable original research in updating and adding to Katharine Balderston’s 1928 Cambridge University Press collection of Goldsmith letters. Like… Continue reading UL Faculty publication review: The Letters of Oliver Goldsmith

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UL Journalism graduate beats off stiff competition to secure RTÉ News job

University of Limerick journalism graduate Cillian Sherlock has secured the post as presenter on the RTÉ news2day programme against stiff competition from journalism graduates nationwide. News2day is RTÉ’s news service designed specifically for children, featuring Irish and international news of interest to a young audience. Following a call out to media and journalism graduates across… Continue reading UL Journalism graduate beats off stiff competition to secure RTÉ News job

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Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2018, Ontario

Dr Deirdre Ní Loingsigh, Aonad na Gaeilge & School of English, Irish and Communication, UL participated in the Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2018 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) 23-25 August 2018. She reports on the event below. "Highlights of the conference for me were the three inspiring… Continue reading Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2018, Ontario

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018

Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the University of Limerick on Friday 31st August, we’re proud of all of you. Our album of photos can be seen on our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/pg/ahssUL/ Our newly conferred PhDs include: Erin Branigan: 'Privacy Interests and High-Profile Figures: Legal Considerations from an Irish Perspective'. Supervisor:  Eoin Quill… Continue reading Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018

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Donal Ryan long-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize

We are thrilled to congratulate our colleague Donal Ryan on his nomination for this year’s Man Booker Prize, the leading literary award in the English speaking world. Donal is a Lecturer in Creative Writing, working alongside Joseph O’Connor, Giles Foden and Sarah Moore Fitzgerald at the University of Limerick on our MA in Creative Writing. This nomination is… Continue reading Donal Ryan long-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize

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UL student wins video journalism prize

A video project entitled “25 ... What do you know about Ireland's national card game?” has earned David Connors, a MA in Journalism student at the University of Limerick, top prize in the inaugural Irish Examiner / University of Limerick video journalism competition. His piece focused on a '25' card tournament in Tubber, Co Clare,… Continue reading UL student wins video journalism prize

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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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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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UL Journalism students’ videos shortlisted for competition

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