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Opinion: The media still has work to do regarding the Kerry Babies case

Audrey Galvin (School of Culture & Communication) wrote for RTE's Brainstorm about the Kerry Babies case. She says that Joanne Hayes may have received apologies from the state and the gardaí, but there is still unfinished business in the case: "Little was said about those who levelled these charges against her and few photographs were printed… Continue reading Opinion: The media still has work to do regarding the Kerry Babies case

All posts, Articles, Politics & Public Administration

OPINION: Why Vladimir Putin needs a supermajority in 2018

Professor Neil Robinson (Department of Politics and Public Administration) recently wrote an article for RTÉ Brainstorm on why Vladimir Putin needs a supermajority in 2018. Neil writes that while he may be odds on to win the presidential election in March, Putin needs to win big to weaken competition and discourage opposition. Still, even with… Continue reading OPINION: Why Vladimir Putin needs a supermajority in 2018

All posts, Articles, Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

Opinion: Life after Brexit

Dr Joachim Fischer (School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics) wrote an article for RTE's Brainstorm on Life after Brexit. He argues that very few are grasping or even discussing the cultural shifts ahead post-Brexit as we face a new beginning for an European Ireland. I have seen little appreciation of the cultural shifts Brexit will… Continue reading Opinion: Life after Brexit

All posts, Articles, Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

Opinion: Media and the military

Opinion: as we saw in Harare last week and Argentina, Uganda and Chile previously, the media have long been targeted in attempts to seize power by members of military forces “In times of a perceived social media dominance of communication formats, traditional state-run media have particular relevance during a coup.” Our PhD candidate Muireann Prendergast… Continue reading Opinion: Media and the military

All posts, Articles, Law

Shaggy dog stories: Laura Donnellan shines a light on tales of dog doping in sport

Laura Donnellan (School of Law) discusses the Iditarod race in Alaska and greyhound racing in Ireland and the rules around doping and animals in sport. Described as the great last race, Iditarod is a 1000-mile race which takes place in Alaska each year in March. The winner is decided by the nose of the first… Continue reading Shaggy dog stories: Laura Donnellan shines a light on tales of dog doping in sport

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Opinion: Putting a legal and regulatory shape on MMA

Laura Donnellan (School of Law) recently wrote an opinion piece for RTÉ Brainstorm on MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). In the article, she argues that the huge growth in interest in MMA has not been matched by regulation and universally accepted rules within the sport. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a hybrid unarmed combat sport, which combines… Continue reading Opinion: Putting a legal and regulatory shape on MMA

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Article: More than a game: football, politics and popular culture

Later this month, the Football Collective with gather at the University of Limerick to examine many of the ways in which football intersects with politics and popular culture. Prior to this conference, Dr James Carr, Dr Martin Power and Dr Stephen Millar of the Popular Music and Popular  Culture Research Cluster, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick wrote an article for RTÉ'S Brainstorm:… Continue reading Article: More than a game: football, politics and popular culture