The Limerick Voice 2023 – 2024 team hope to bring ‘stories that speak’ to the people of Limerick.
The Limerick Voice makes its return to Limerick’s journalism and media sphere after six long months and has introduced its team for Limerick Voice 2023/24
This year, the award-winning publication is comprised of over 30 reporters from the BA and MA journalism courses at the University of Limerick.
For the next academic year, the Journalism at University of Limerick team will aim to bring the latest stories in news, sport, music, arts, culture, and business to the people of Limerick.
The dynamic Limerick Voice team will be available across social media platforms and on the Limerick Voice website.
With the announcement, the team released a launch video, shot in Limerick City, introducing the senior team members and inspired by this year’s mission statement: “Stories that speak”.
As always, the Limerick Voice aims to promote homegrown talent, with music from Treaty City artists Dylan Flynn and the Dead Poets featured in the video.
Featured in the launch video are Editor-in-Chief Joe Drennan, Managing Editor Molly Cantwell, Sports Editor Corey O’Brien, Podcast Editor Lauren Beirne, Features Editor Joe Costigan, Breaking News Editor Nicola Flynn, Business Correspondent Oisin White, and reporters Síofra Grant and Gemma Good.
“We’re so delighted to be bringing news to the people of Limerick once again,” said Managing Editor, Molly Cantwell.
“As managing editor, I’m excited to be getting news out as rapidly as possible to the people of my home city, scheduling interviews, commissioning articles, working closely with a fantastic team, and so much more,” said the Managing Editor.
Cantwell noted along with Editor-in-Chief, Joe Drennan they are “already extremely proud of the work our team are starting on and we can’t wait to see what comes from the year”.
Joe Drennan added, “I’m delighted to have been appointed editor-in-chief for this year’s Limerick Voice team. I’m really forward to leading the editorial direction of the publication, with a focus on uplifting unheard voices in the Limerick community.”
The Editor-in-Chief hopes that this year will see the Limerick Voice “fostering understanding around social issues in the county, as well as improving accessibility for the site”.
Speaking about the launch, Joe Costigan, commented: “I’m so excited to be commissioning features this year for the Limerick Voice. Limerick is full of diverse and interesting communities and I’m looking forward to getting the chance to tell their stories while highlighting the cultural significance of the county.”
Nicola Flynn added she is “ready to lead the news division for this year’s edition of Limerick
She said, “Preparing for the launch has been so much fun, we have an amazing team of editors and reporters this Eme around, and I have no doubt that the paper will be brilliant.”