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Athena SWAN Bronze Award for AHSS

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick has been conferred with a Bronze Athena SWAN award. The award recognizes the Faculty’s commitment to advancing gender equality, representation, progression and success for both staff and students. The award is valid until April 2024. The Faculty is committed to implementing a… Continue reading Athena SWAN Bronze Award for AHSS

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The European Institutions: A career at the heart of Europe

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a multi-cultural, fast paced, exciting environment on issues that can make a difference in normal people’s lives? Then a career within the European institutions might just be for you. There are many diverse careers available to graduates from translation and interpreting to working in administrative,… Continue reading The European Institutions: A career at the heart of Europe

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Silver Award in Best in Government and Not for Profit: Hate and Hostility Research Group

Jennifer Schweppe and Amanda Haynes of the Hate and Hostility Research Group were delighted to accept the Silver Award in the “Best in Government and Not for Profit” category at the 2020 Digital Media Awards on Friday. Jennifer accepted the award along with colleagues at We The People on behalf of the HHRG and the… Continue reading Silver Award in Best in Government and Not for Profit: Hate and Hostility Research Group

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Medical Cannabis Symposium at the University of Limerick

The School of Law hosted a symposium on the law and policy surrounding medical cannabis in Ireland on 21st September 2019. The event was organised by Alicia Maher, Dr John Lombard, and Gino Kenny TD. The event included speakers such as: Prof David Finn, Vera Twomey, Karen Gray, Hannah Deacon, Prof Mike Barnes, Dr Garrett… Continue reading Medical Cannabis Symposium at the University of Limerick

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Ireland in the European Eye reviewed in the Irish Times

The Irish Times recently reviewed the book Ireland in the European Eye, edited by Bettina Migge and UL's Dr Gisela Holfter (School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics). The review, written by Eamon Maher, described the book as "an excellent analysis of Ireland’s various interactions with its European allies, from the early medieval period up… Continue reading Ireland in the European Eye reviewed in the Irish Times

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The use of tablets in schools on RTÉ Radio 1

Dr Ann Marcus Quinn (School of English, Irish and Communication) spoke to RTÉ Radio 1's Drivetime about the use of technology in schools. Dr Marcus Quinn warns about the over-reliance on using tablets in schools, and that a blended approach works best for students.

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The fight facing LGBT+ families

Dr Lydia Bracken (School of Law) provided an overview of legal issues affecting LGBT+ families in Ireland as part of an article published by John Meagher in the Irish Independent on Saturday 22 June 2019. The full text of the article, titled ‘My wife can't take our daughter to the doctor... - the fight facing… Continue reading The fight facing LGBT+ families

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Best way to to beat a stressful job? Join a workplace choir

Best way to to beat a stressful job? Join a workplace choir Research by UL senior lecturer Dr Hilary Moss is featured in the news section of the Irish Independent: A new study of staff in the HSE has found that many of its workers have discovered an antidote to the tensions of dealing with… Continue reading Best way to to beat a stressful job? Join a workplace choir

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UL Law Professor speaks on circumstantial evidence in documentary on the trial of Patrick Quirke

Professor Shane Kilcommins (School of Law) spoke on the issue of circumstantial evidence on the The Trial of Patrick Quirke documentary which aired on Virgin Media One on Monday the 6th May at 10pm. A link to a clip of the documentary is available below: http://www.independent.ie/videos/entertainment/video-clip-from-virgin-medias-new-documentary-on-the-mr-moonlight-murder-trail-38080860.html

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Music Therapy at the Irish World Academy featured on the Marian Finucane Show

The Marian Finucane Show on RTE Radio 1 featured a section on the health and well-being benefits of singing in a choir, on Saturday 27th of April. Music Therapy PhD student Jess O'Donoghue was a guest on this panel and spoke about research on singing and health on behalf of the research team at the… Continue reading Music Therapy at the Irish World Academy featured on the Marian Finucane Show

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Research from UL lecturer shows concern about over-reliance on technology in schools

Research from Dr Ann Marcus-Quinn (School of English, Irish and Communication)  was highlighted by RTÉ last week. Dr Marcus-Quinn was part of a team of researchers who found that the use of some technologies in the classroom could be hurting rather than helping learning. The study questions the practice of replacing hard copy schoolbooks with… Continue reading Research from UL lecturer shows concern about over-reliance on technology in schools