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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

All posts, Articles, Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics, Research

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?

All posts, Law, Students, Taught postgraduates

UL Law students given educational tour of Limerick Garda Station

Students on the LL.M./M.A. Human Rights in Criminal Justice master’s programme visited Henry Street Garda Station on Wednesday 18th April for an educational tour. Accompanied by Course Director Dr Ger Coffey, our students were given a tour of the station by Garda Sharon Ivory which included the reception area for prisoners, interview rooms, custody suite, communications… Continue reading UL Law students given educational tour of Limerick Garda Station

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Volunteering in UL: my experience

By Jenny Schaeffer, MA in Sociology (Youth, Community, and Social Regeneration) Typically I avoid waking up early on Sunday mornings, but on this particular morning I did not mind rising with the birds. After dressing quickly for the chilly weather, I made my way over to the indoor track at the UL Sports Arena. Instantly,… Continue reading Volunteering in UL: my experience

All posts, Articles, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Research

Dolores O’Riordan’s Impact and Legacy

The following blog post was original posted on the Irish Humanities Alliance blog and is reproduced here with kind permission from the Irish Humanities Alliance.   That the global headlines proclaiming the unexpected death of 'The Cranberries’ singer Dolores O’Riordan emanated originally from the regional newspaper, 'The Limerick Leader', would not have surprised anyone who knew… Continue reading Dolores O’Riordan’s Impact and Legacy

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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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How To Keep In Touch With Friends From Home

By Sarah Talty, 4th year Journalism and New Media You meet so many amazing new people in college, between groups and societies, housemates and course-mates, you will end up making a whole group of new friends! This is great but we don’t want to lose our old friends from home too. A lot of people worry… Continue reading How To Keep In Touch With Friends From Home

All posts, Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics, News & events

Dublin One City One Book 2017 author Joe Joyce & poet Eva Bourke to give free readings at UL

Irish-German readings with ‘Dublin One City One Book 2017’ author Joe Joyce and poet Eva Bourke, Date: 15 September 2017, 7-8pm Venue: University of Limerick, Analog Devices Building, room AD2010, Free event – register at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/reading-by-joe-joyce-eva-bourke-book-presentations-tickets-36225916692 As part of the 17th International Conference in Irish-German Studies Irish-German Relations 2017: Between Böll and Brexit there… Continue reading Dublin One City One Book 2017 author Joe Joyce & poet Eva Bourke to give free readings at UL

All posts, Erasmus & study abroad stories, International students, Students, Undergraduates

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

All posts, English, Irish & Communication, Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics, News & events, Sociology

UL researchers to take part in Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien

The Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O'Brien will take place 23-26th February in a variety of locations around Limerick City. The Festival, formerly known as Kate O’Brien Weekend, is this year celebrating its 33rd edition. The event continues to honour the life and works of the Limerick author, while attracting prominent participants from all… Continue reading UL researchers to take part in Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien

All posts, Podcasts & Videos, Sociology

Video: Aileen Dillane – Limerick Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship

This video was part of the University of Limerick MA in Sociology – Critical Perspectives on Youth, Community and Social Regeneration Spring 2016 seminar series. It features Dr Aileen Dillane (University of Limerick) with the talk ‘Limerick Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship’. More videos from the seminar series can be viewed here. LimerickSoundscapes is a sound-mapping project that seeks… Continue reading Video: Aileen Dillane – Limerick Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship