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Examiner gives UL journalism students national platform

Examiner gives UL journalism students national platform

| March 25, 2017

University of Limerick and the Irish Examiner have announced a partnership which will allow coursework produced by UL journalism students to be broadcast to a national audience. Speaking to students at the university this week, Irish Examiner digital editor Dolan O’Hagan and editorial manager Diane McDermott revealed details of the competition, which will see 10 videos […]

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Online intervention programme will help students moderate their drinking

Online intervention programme will help students moderate their drinking

| March 24, 2017

An online alcohol intervention programme, which aims to encourage third-level students to reflect on their drinking behaviour, is to be rolled out across colleges in Limerick.   Entitled Electronic Personal Use Barometer or e-PUB, the programme will be  implemented in all three third level institutions in the Mid-West region as part of a collaborative initiative between […]

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LIT president excited about potential ‘knowledge corridor’

LIT president excited about potential ‘knowledge corridor’

| March 22, 2017

President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane has welcomed proposals for the new Northern Distributor Road, stating that it will make Limerick “a better place to live.” Making his first public comment on the planned development to the region, Professor Cunnane said, “The Northern Distributor Road brings with it a range of benefits that will strengthen […]

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Farming experience proves invaluable for Limerick students

Farming experience proves invaluable for Limerick students

| March 20, 2017

Four Limerick students from Salesian Secondary College Pallaskenry have taken second prize in the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition in Croke Park. The four students, Daniel McSweeney, Jamie Fitzgerald, Dean Garvey and Shaun O’Connor, entered the competition by writing a 200 word essay and were then selected as national finalists and were awarded five […]

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Ballingarry brains quiz their way to national finals

Ballingarry brains quiz their way to national finals

| March 18, 2017

A team from Ballingarry Youth Club will represent Limerick Youth Service at the national table quiz finals after winning a nail-biting regional qualifier in Newcastlewest. In a tension filled community hall, the Ballingarry team emerged victorious despite been pushed all the way by teams from Newcastlewest and Granagh Youth Clubs. Organised by young people from […]

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Limerick student scoops national award for journalism

Limerick student scoops national award for journalism

| March 16, 2017

A student from Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ has been awarded a prestigious prize for sports journalism at the annual NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass Awards which took place in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday last. Sorcha Nic an tSionnaigh, who is in transition year, was awarded second place in the sports category for her piece, ‘Ballyea […]

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Limerick Youth Service receives special award

Limerick Youth Service receives special award

| March 11, 2017

Limerick Youth Service Community Training Centre has received a specially-commissioned award from the Minister for Education for its achievements on behalf of young people. For the past four decades, Community Training Centres nationwide have been providing second-chance education to early school leavers, with over 100,000 young people supported in making the transition to work or further education. Fiona O’Grady, […]

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Thomond student gives voice to the voiceless

Thomond student gives voice to the voiceless

| March 6, 2017

Toby Roys a student at Thomond Community College has been chosen as a finalist in the ActionAid Speech Writing Competition Over 100 students from more than 30 schools entered the competition, now in its third year. Toby is one of nine finalists selected to deliver their speech in Dublin on 22nd March. There were three topics to […]

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Limerick students representing Ireland in global competition

Limerick students representing Ireland in global competition

| February 27, 2017

Two Limerick students will compete against counterparts from all over the world in an engineering and commerce competition in Canada this week. Patrick Lu and Eoin Hann from Limerick city join two other University of Limerick team members as they undertake three gruelling tasks over the course of five days (February 28 to March 4) at […]

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New 32 classroom building for Monaleen National School

New 32 classroom building for Monaleen National School

| February 17, 2017

Senator Kieran O’Donnell has announced that Monaleen National School is to get a much needed new 32 classroom school building. “I am pleased to announce that Monaleen National School is to get a completely new 32 classroom school building to replace the existing school on the same site,” said Senator O’Donnell. “This new 32 classroom building for […]

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