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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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Dr Laura Cahillane speaks on RTÉ radio about the Compulsory Purchase scheme

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

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UL lecturer discusses Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ on RTÉ Radio

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

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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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Irish experiences of German-speaking refugees in the 1930s and 40s

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

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University of Limerick academics at Dublin Bowie Festival

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

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Dr Maura Adshead appears on RTÉ’S The Week in Politics

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.

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Bryan Dobson opens TV news studio at the University of Limerick

RTE news anchor and adjunct professor of journalism at UL Bryan Dobson has opened a television news studio at the university. The studio, part of a major expansion of UL’s journalism department, was unveiled this Tuesday morning and boasts a €25,000 kit-out.  It includes a number of high end cameras, lighting and backdrop facilities for TV news production… Continue reading Bryan Dobson opens TV news studio at the University of Limerick

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Sociology PhD student joins RTÉ research team for new documentary on Irish Travellers

Sindy Joyce, a PhD student with the Department of Sociology, will be interviewed on the Late Late Show this Friday September 23rd in connection with her involvement in a new documentary about Irish Travellers. The three part documentary, fronted by John  Connors, will be aired on Wednesday the 28th of September 9:35pm on RTE 1. The… Continue reading Sociology PhD student joins RTÉ research team for new documentary on Irish Travellers