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Work of UL’s Centre for Irish-German Studies congratulated in strategic review launched by Tánaiste

A recent comprehensive review of the relationship between Ireland and Germany, launched by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, calls for a widening and deepening of the Irish relationship with Germany in all its aspects. Highlighting the need for further prioritising and resourcing of Irish-German relations, the report also emphasised… Continue reading Work of UL’s Centre for Irish-German Studies congratulated in strategic review launched by Tánaiste

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Undertaking an MA in Ireland: what American students need to know before jumping in

By Jenny Schaeffer, student on the MA Sociology (Youth, Community, and Social Regeneration) Many people (in Ireland and abroad) have questioned why I chose to study at the University of Limerick. For some, it is hard for them to wrap their heads around what this experience is really like -- so I figured I’d attempt… Continue reading Undertaking an MA in Ireland: what American students need to know before jumping in

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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

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UL School of Law conference marks the Constitution at 80

The Constitution at 80, a conference to mark the 80th anniversary of Bunreacht na hÉireann, took place at the University of Limerick on Saturday 11th November. The Conference was opened by the President of UL, Dr Des Fitzgerald, and the opening keynote address was provided by Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights… Continue reading UL School of Law conference marks the Constitution at 80

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Launch of Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime – Contributions from the Island of Ireland

The book, Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime – Contributions from the Island of Ireland, co-edited by Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) and Dr Amanda Haynes (Department of Sociology) of the Hate and Hostility Research Group at UL along with Seamus Taylor of Maynooth University, was launched on Wednesday 18th October by Chief Commissioner of the… Continue reading Launch of Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime – Contributions from the Island of Ireland

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Workshop on Women’s Legal Landmarks

Dr Laura Cahillane (School of Law) was invited by the Women’s Legal Landmarks project in the UK to contribute a chapter on the Fifteenth Amendment to the (Irish) Constitution Act 1995 (which introduced divorce in Ireland) and to present at a workshop in Birmingham in February. The Women’s Legal Landmarks project is a collaborative reflection… Continue reading Workshop on Women’s Legal Landmarks

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Leaving UL

I am writing this blog, knowing that I am going to leave UL and Ireland soon. The past two semesters were the best time of my life. In honor of this amazing experience and my time in UL, I want to give you a recap of my Erasmus journey and the time I spend in… Continue reading Leaving UL

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Justice Richard Humphreys gives guest lecture to UL Law students

Mr Justice Humphreys, Judge of the High Court, visited UL on 3rd February and gave a lecture to a packed audience comprising the students of Constitutional Law and the University community. The topic of the lecture was ‘The future of Constitutional Amendments’ and Justice Humphreys gave a broad history of constitutional amendments in Ireland under… Continue reading Justice Richard Humphreys gives guest lecture to UL Law students

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UL historian discusses Ireland’s national anthems on RTÉ radio

Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam featured recently on ‘Ireland’s national anthems’ a radio documentary broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM. Written and presented by Dr Michael Murphy, Mary Immaculate College, the programme also featured historian Diarmaid Ferriter, musicologist Harry White, Olympic and World Championship rower Sinead Lynch, Director of the Defence Forces School of Music Mark Armstrong, conductor… Continue reading UL historian discusses Ireland’s national anthems on RTÉ radio

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My Erasmus journey at the University of Limerick

By Nadine Kimak Hi my name is Nadine and I’m from Germany. I am studying Social Science and right now I’m doing my 3rd and 4th semester at the University of Limerick. Every time I meet new people they are really interested in why I chose Ireland and what it is like to be an… Continue reading My Erasmus journey at the University of Limerick

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16th Irish-German International Conference: Connections in Motion

Date: 31st October - 1st November Organised by the Irish Centre of Transnational Studies (Mary Immaculate College) and Centre of Irish-German Studies (University of Limerick) in collaboration with the Irish World Academy for Music and Dance, the National Dance Archive of Ireland, the School of Culture and Communication and the School of Design (University of Limerick). This… Continue reading 16th Irish-German International Conference: Connections in Motion