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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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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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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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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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Book launch: Songs of Social Protest

A major collection of essays entitled Songs of Social Protest was launched last week at the University of Limerick. Running to almost 700 pages, the book was edited by Aileen Dillane, Martin J. Power, Eoin Devereux and Amanda Haynes. It features research on many diverse singers and genres from Damien Dempsey, Billie Holiday, to rap,… Continue reading Book launch: Songs of Social Protest

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Transgender guest speaker at University of Limerick tells of her battle to win her child back

The newspaper run by our Journalism students Limerick Voice recently reported back from an event at UL where Jessica Lynn spoke about her inspiring and emotional story. The event was organised by GenderArc and Gender, Culture & Society (GCS) at UL: American transgender speaker Jessica Lynn held nothing back as she explicitly and emotionally recounted the… Continue reading Transgender guest speaker at University of Limerick tells of her battle to win her child back

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The Economy & Society Summer School 2018

By Zach Roche, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology This was my fifth year returning to Blackwater Castle in Mallow, where the economy and society summer school is held each year. I enjoy it more each time I go back, and had some amusing experiences with people who couldn’t understand why anyone would go to the… Continue reading The Economy & Society Summer School 2018

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LISTEN: The problem with street harassment

Dr Amanda Haynes spoke to Limerick Today about the issue of street harassment and the effect it can have on victims. Listen now: www.live95fm.ie/on-air/shows/limerick-today/limerick-today-podcasts/october-2018/limerick-today-how-big-of-a-problem-is-cat-callin/ Dr Haynes is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Limerick, and co-director of the Hate and Hostility Research Group.

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More women in politics linked to significant health improvements

A new study has found that greater numbers of women elected to political office is associated with an increase in the life expectancies of women and children. The research led by Ross Macmillan, Chair in Sociology, University of Limerick and published in the journal Demography found that countries where women comprise at least 30% of… Continue reading More women in politics linked to significant health improvements

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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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Opinion: Boris Johnson and the reality of anti-Muslim racism

James Carr (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick) writes for RTÉ's Brainstorm that if we're going to challenge Islamophobia and controversial comments like those of Boris Johnson, we need to start recognising it as anti-Muslim racism. "Islamophobia, or anti-Muslim racism, is no stranger to Ireland. For the past decade, I have been researching with Muslim… Continue reading Opinion: Boris Johnson and the reality of anti-Muslim racism

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UL Sociology student creates community mural in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan

Bridget Lambert is a postgraduate student on the MA in Sociology (Youth, Community & Social Regeneration) at the University of Limerick. As part of her research thesis she worked on a Community Art Project with a group of children, paying tribute to the late Dolores O’Riordan. Bridget writes about her experience here: This mural was designed and… Continue reading UL Sociology student creates community mural in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan