Tributes paid to Mary Immaculate College president who passed away following an illness

Posted in Governance and administration on April 17th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Tributes have been paid to Professor Michael Hayes, President of Mary Immaculate teacher training college, Limerick who passed away on Saturday, following an illness. Bishop Brendan Leahy, chairperson of the college trustees and governing authority said Prof Hayes made an enormous impact …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 16 April]

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Gardai probe ‘Rag week vandalism’ at Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College

Posted in Governance and administration on February 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Gardai have launched a probe after drunken students smashed up a lecture theatre in Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College – with one urinating on the floor, the Limerick Leader can reveal. Revellers at the South Circular Road College, marking its annual ‘Raise and Give’ (Rag) week, entered a lecture room and damaged furniture, equipment, and the floor …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 14 February]

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Third Level Facilities – Mary Immaculate College

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2016 by steve

IrelandMichael Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the urgent need for a new library building at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, in view of the fact that the current building is wholly inadequate for the current student population of over 3,400 with a student-to-seat ratio of 16:1; the timeframe for the provision of capital funding for this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 25 October]

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Third Level Facilities – A Library for Mary Immaculate College

Posted in Governance and administration on October 20th, 2016 by steve

IrelandCarol Nolan (Offaly, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will make funding available to Mary Immaculate College in Limerick for the purpose of developing library facilities as the building currently accommodates 210 study places for over 3,400 students attending the college; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 18 October]

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Limerick’s MIC to invest €21m in new library build

Posted in Governance and administration on August 30th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Mary Immaculate College is to invest over €21m in building a new library on its campus at the South Circular Road. Plans due to be lodged with Limerick City and County Council reveal that the current library – opened in 1976 – will be demolished in stages to allow the new 4,955 square metre building to be built …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 29 August]

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Award of €5.4m to Limerick’s MIC will boost student population

Posted in Governance and administration on April 16th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Mary Immaculate College has been awarded a €5.4m contract from the Higher Education Authority to develop programmes which will help increase its student population by 50% over the next four years. Welcoming the announcement, college president Professor Michael A Hayes said the ‘award of this tender represents a significant milestone for the college’ …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 14 April]

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MIC to expand into neighbouring Mount complex

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Mary Immaculate College’s campus is set to expand to the city’s main thoroughfare in the near future, as the former Mount complex will be transformed into research and postgraduate facility. Building works commenced last week at the South Circular Road/O’Connell Avenue site …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 8 February]

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New cycle lanes to connect Mary I and LIT to Limerick city

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Limerick City and County Council has announced the design of new cycle lanes which will connect two colleges to the city centre. The new lanes will join both Mary Immaculate College at the South Circular Road, and the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in Moylish to the centre of the city …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 29 September]

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Limerick college to teach teaching in Thurles

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“One of the country’s largest teacher-training colleges is to take up a role in educating second-level teachers as it takes over St Patrick’s College in Thurles as a satellite campus.The transfer to become part of Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in Limerick is to be finalised in the coming months …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 15 September]

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Mary I launches Institute of Irish Studies

Posted in Teaching on February 15th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is to establish ‘a strong and significant national and international footprint in the developing areas of Irish Studies’, according to Dr Eugene O’Brien, director of the Institute for Irish Studies, which was launched this week at the college …” (more)

[Kathy Masterson, Limerick Post, 14 February]

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Expansion of Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College moves closer

Posted in Governance and administration on June 9th, 2014 by steve

“Mary Immaculate College’s proposed expansion into the former Mount Convent has moved a step closer. The South Circular Road college has announced its intention to lodge a planning application with Limerick City and County Council to change the use of the building from residential to educational …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 9 June]

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LIT, UL and MIC sign up to new ‘strategic alliance’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2014 by steve

“Plans for a massive student village in the city centre have taken a step closer this week with the signing of a new strategic alliance between LIT, UL and MIC …” (more)

[Alan Owens, Limerick Leader, 8 May]

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LIT and Mary Immaculate support city centre student village

Posted in Governance and administration on December 13th, 2013 by steve

“Limerick looks set to be literally rejuvenated with all three third-level institutions ready to collaborate on a major plan for a student village in the city centre …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 13 December]

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Third level Limerick students set to get Seanad election rights

Posted in Governance and administration on October 13th, 2013 by steve

“Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced that graduates of all third level institutions in Ireland will get a vote in Seanad elections …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 12 October]

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Limerick students won’t take cuts lying down

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Mary Immaculate College students are ready to take to the streets to fight plans to cut the student maintenance grant, according to student union president Johanna O’Brien …” (more)

[Kathy Masterson, Limerick Post, 2 September]

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Former Limerick convent sold to Mary Immaculate College

Posted in Governance and administration on August 14th, 2013 by steve

“The historic building at Mount St Vincent on O’Connell Avenue in Limerick has been sold to Mary Immaculate College by the Sisters of Mercy …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 14 August]

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Limerick to sign deal with Chinese university

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2013 by steve

“The Limerick/China foundation is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with a massive college in China – a move which could see thousands of students come to the city …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 11 August]

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Limerick set for transformation with €250m plan

Posted in Governance and administration on June 15th, 2013 by steve

“… The city’s three main third-level institutions – Limerick Institute of Technology, University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College – have also agreed to establish a city centre higher education campus in an area once earmarked for the Opera Centre development …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Irish Times, 15 June]

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Limerick colleges in talks on Opera Centre site

Posted in Governance and administration on June 13th, 2013 by steve

“The city’s three third-level institutions are in ‘favourable discussions’ with City Council with a view to establishing bases in the Opera Centre site, the Leader has learnt. Mary Immaculate College, the University of Limerick and the Limerick Institute of Technology have all committed to moving to the urban area …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 13 June]

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Limerick college ‘challenges idea of education’ through course for the disabled

Posted in Teaching on May 14th, 2013 by steve

“Mary Immaculate College has seen its first crop of students graduate from a programme designed to empower people with intellectual disabilities …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 14 May]

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