1918 was a seminal year in Irish, European and global history. Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, Course Director, MA in Public History & Cultural Heritage at UL looks back on St. Patrick's Day in Ireland a century ago. Witness statements given decades later to the Bureau of Military History (1913–21) by former volunteers detailed local tensions with… Continue reading What was St Patrick’s Day like in 1918?
Dean Strang, the defence lawyer at the centre of the 2015 Netflix documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’ has taken up a position this month as guest lecturer on University of Limerick’s law programmes. Dean has spoken to RTE Radio 1, Clare FM and Limerick Today about his time at UL. Listen to Dean on the… Continue reading Listen: Dean Strang discusses his time at the University of Limerick
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
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
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
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
Dr Laura Cahillane (School of Law) was interviewed this week on RTÉ Radio’s Morning Ireland where she spoke about property rights in the Constitution in the context of the Government’s proposed Compulsory Purchase scheme to solve the housing crisis. You can listen back here: http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html
Dr Joachim Fischer, Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Limerick, discussed Hitler’s book Mein Kampf RTÉ'S The History Show yesterday, 5th February. The book was one of Germany’s biggest-selling non-fiction books in 2016. Its appearance on the best-seller lists followed the book becoming available in Germany - in full - for the first time… Continue reading UL lecturer discusses Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ 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
Dr Gisela Holfter (School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick) was interviewed about her new book (published with Dr Horst Dickel) on RTE’s History Show on 22 January. Gisela spoke about about Irish experiences of German-speaking refugees in the 1930s and 40s. Listen to Gisela On History Show here: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/ More on Gisela's An Irish Sanctuary… Continue reading Irish experiences of German-speaking refugees in the 1930s and 40s
Prof. Eoin Devereux spoke on RTE's Arena on 5th January about his book David Bowie: Critical Perspectives (Routledge: New York), co-edited with Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power. This collection of essays brings together some of the best writing about Bowie up to the release of The Next Day. The paperback version of the book will be launched… Continue reading University of Limerick academics at Dublin Bowie Festival
Our Politics senior lecturer Dr Maura Adshead yesterday appeared on RTÉ'S The Week in Politics show. The panel also featured Fine Gael Minister Patrick O'Donovan TD, Social Democrats leader Catherine Murphy TD, and Fine Fáil Minister John Lahart TD. The show is available to watch on the RTÉ Player here, until 11th December 2016.