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Awards Ceremony 2019

The winners of the Regional Writing Centre's National Secondary School Essay-Writing Competition were honoured today (Thursday 16th May 2019) at a ceremony in C1-061. The winners, their families, their friends, and their teachers all came together with the staff of the RWC, the staff of CTL, and the President to celebrate their achievement. The Dean of Teaching and Learning, Mary Fitzpatrick, attended, alongside Dr Desmond Fitzgerald, President of UL, and Associate Vice President Academic Affairs and Student Engagement (Acting), Dr. Ross Anderson. The overall winners received an Android tablet, while the runners-up received €100 One4All vouchers. Refreshments were served. A wonderful time was had by all.

From left to right: Fiona Hourigan, TY runner-up (St. Mary's High School, Midleton, Co. Cork); Clara Buchwald, Fifth Year runner-up (Coláiste Chiaráin, Athlone, Co. Roscommon); Lenora Murphy, TY runner-up (St. Cuan's College, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway); UL President, Dr Desmond Fitzgerald; Isabel Azu, Fifth Year overall winner (Kishoge Community College, Lucan, Co. Dublin); Caoimhe MacCarthy, TY overall winner (St. Aloysius, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork); and Ava Moore, Fifth Year runner-up (St. Catherine's Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. Donegal).

From left to right: Caoimhe MacCarthy's grandfather, Caoimhe MacCarthy's father, UL President Dr Desmond Fitzgerald, Caoimhe MacCarthy (TY overall winner, St. Aloysius, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork), Caoimhe MacCarthy's mother, Caoimhe MacCarthy's brother. 


From left to right: Cara (friend of Isabel Azu), UL President Dr Desmond Fitzgerald, Isabel Azu (Fifth Year overall winner, Kishoge Community College, Lucan, Co. Dublin), and Ciara McMackin (teacher of Isabel Azu).

From left to right: Aunt of Fiona Hourigan, father of Fiona Hourigan, UL President Dr Desmond Fitzgerald, Fiona Hourigan (TY runner-up, St. Mary's High School, Midleton, Co. Cork), and mother of Fiona Hourigan.

From left to write: Clara Buchwald (5th Year runner-up, Coláiste Chiaráin, Athlone, Co. Roscommon), UL President Dr Desmond Fitsgerald, Victoria (friend of Clara Buchwald).


From left to right: Gearóid Walsh, teacher of Ava Moore; Ava Moore (Fifth Year runner-up, St. Catherine's Vocational School, Killybegs, Donegal); UL President Dr Desmond Fitzgerald; mother of Ava Moore.


From left to right: Deirdre Fallon, teacher of Lenora Murphy; Lenora Murphy (TY runner-up, St. Cuan's College, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway); UL President Dr Desmond Fitzgerald; mother of Lenora Murphy.


Caoimhe MacCarthy (TY overall winner, St. Aloysius, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork) receives her certificate and prize from UL President Dr Desmond Fitzgerald.

Fiona Hourigan (TY runner-up, St. Mary's High School, Midleton, Co. Cork) receives her certificate and prize from UL President Dr Desmond Fitzgerald.

 

Lenora Murphy (TY runner-up, St. Cuan's College, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway), having received her certificate and prize, shares a laugh with UL President Dr Desmond Fitzgerald.


Isabel Azu, the overall Fifth Year winner (Kishoge Community College, Lucan, Co. Dublin), receives her certificate and prize from UL President Dr Desmond Fitzgerald.

 

Clara Buchwald (Fifth Year runner-up, Coláiste Chiaráin, Athlone, Co. Roscommon) receives her certificate and prize from UL President Dr Desmond Fitzgerald.

 

Ava Moore (Fifth Year runner-up, St. Catherine's Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. Donegal) receives her certificate and prize from UL President Dr Desmond Fitzgerald.

An Interview with Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Dr. Stephen Kinsella teaches Economics of EU Integration, International Monetary Economics, Economics for Business and financial economics at University of Limerick. He published extensively on Complexity Theory, Health Economics and Economic History.

Dr. Kinsella has already, in his young career, authored more than four books, contributed chapters in three edited volumes, authored or co-authored dozens of journal articles, with as many 'works in progress', appeared on television and radio, published widely in the press, teaches through YouTube and Twitter and posts "rants" on his personal blog.

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