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UL Students Shortlisted for Smedia Awards

By Evie Kearney An Focal has been shortlisted in six categories at this year’s Student Media Awards (Smedias). University of Limerick publications received eighteen mentions in total, comprising of submissions from An Focal, ULFM, individual students, and Journalism@UL project Limerick Voice. An Focal Editor Paul Saunders was shortlisted for both Editor of the Year and…

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Eight Times Your BFF Was Your Soulmate

By Caitlin Griffin h5> 1. Ride Or Die You know that you can unconditionally rely on them no matter what, and your life would be so shitty without them. 2. Life’s Not Worth Living Without Them When someone says “If someone jumped off a cliff, would you?”, you don’t even wait for them to finish…

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How To Eat Healthy In College

By Eimear Kelly Okay so I’m definitely not the healthiest person since I came to college but, in an attempt to get back on track, I thought I’d share some of my tips and tricks to eating healthier on a budget. Sweet Potato They’re healthier than regular potatoes, quick to cook, delicious, and ideal for…

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400-Year-Old Exam Tradition Comes To An End In Trinity

By Muireann Duffy Trinity College Dublin is set to put an end to a 400-year-old tradition within the college by changing the format of their exams to fall into line with UL and other Irish Universities. From 2018, exams will be held at the end of each semester, and the academic year will begin earlier….

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Must Watch Netflix Originals

By Aimee Wells House of Cards This political drama follows Francis Underwood and the lengths he will go to to get his hands on the American presidency. With murder, sex, and political scandal, this alternative congress is still less scary than the Trump administration. There are four seasons available to watch and season 5 will…

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Letters to the Eighth Amendment

Last semester, An Focal ran the popular series Letters to the Eighth Amendment. This clause of the Irish Constitution gives equal right to life to both a mother and an unborn child. Read the full letters that featured in the paper below: By Kathleen O’Sullivan Dear Constitution (Con), I hope you don’t mind me calling…

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“Leave Weenz Alone,” Says Local Rap-Scallion

By Paul Saunders It’s been an eventful week for the students of UL but one man, in particular, has been just as busy. Local musician Keith ‘Weenz’ Ryan has been in the headlines for the past few weeks as the students of UL were advised not to invite the rapper into their homes. Weenz has…

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Ten Budget-Friendly Places To Eat In Limerick

By Ciara Maria Hayes As a student, living cheap is often the best option, even while getting a grant. The majority of your income, no matter what it is, will most likely go towards food and rent. Sometimes constantly cooking and preparing food can be too time-consuming and exhausting however, especially as the semester comes…

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Temples Release New Album

By Angie Weisgal I enjoyed Temples’ debut album Sun Structures when it came out three years ago in 2014. It is an album I can listen to all the way through and not skip a track or, as I like to call it, a perfect album. It is an album that is pure psychedelia. If…

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