‘We are the ones who are still suffering’: UL whistleblowers to be put on half-pay

Posted in Governance and administration on October 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Almost a year after the University of Limerick first lifted the suspensions of two staff members who raised concerns about financial practices, the employees known as Persons B and C have yet to return to work …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 20 October]

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University of Limerick whistleblowers urge Minister to intervene in dispute

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Two whistleblowers from the University of Limerick’s finance department have urged the Minister for Education to intervene in their ongoing dispute with the university. Almost a year after UL first lifted the suspensions of two staff members who raised concerns about financial practices, the employees known as Persons B and C have yet to return to work …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 19 October]

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University of Limerick is currently the only Irish university without a psychiatrist

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick (UL) have not reappointed a consultant psychiatrist, it was reported earlier this week – making it the only Irish university without an on-campus psychiatrist. In a statement, the university said: ‘UL remains fully committed to ensuring an adequate provision of on-campus psychiatry services as part of the wider range of support services to its student community’ …” (more)

[Aisling O’Connor, Limerick Voice, 12 October]

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University of Limerick will remain open but weather warning will be monitored

Posted in Governance and administration on October 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has announced the campus will remain open tomorrow, Friday, October 12, but the severity of the status Yellow weather warning in Limerick will be monitored. A status Yellow wind warning is in place for Limerick and 12 other counties from 11pm today due to the arrival of Storm Callum. The storm is expected to bring winds which will gust to between 90 and 110 km/h, a spell of heavy rain will accompany the winds …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 11 October]

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Female STEM students unaware of their job options

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Recent research conducted among undergraduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at the University of Limerick has revealed that almost one third are not aware of the types of jobs they could apply for once they graduate …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Examiner, 4 October]

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Finance director role ‘gone’ after shake-up of management at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has confirmed it has removed the position of director of finance at the university as part of a ‘systematic restructuring’ of its senior management model …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 5 October]

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University of Limerick declines opportunity to feed into Local Area Plan

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Surprise has been expressed that the University of Limerick did not take up the opportunity to contribute to a local area plan being drawn up for Castletroy. UL, which has a student population of almost 12,000 – many thousands of whom live in the local area – did not respond to a call from council bosses to provide feedback to the plan, which will provide a blueprint for Castletroy’s development in the future …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 3 October]

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Mumps Outbreak among UL Students

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A number of students in the University of Limerick (UL) have been diagnosed with mumps in recent days, according to a statement released on the Facebook page of UL Student Life …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 2 October]

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University of Limerick welcomes almost 3,000 international students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 2nd, 2018 by steve

“The University of Limerick will welcome almost 3,000 international students to campus this year, as part of a programme the university estimates is worth more than €21 million to the region …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 1 October]

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‘Fraudulent landlord’: Student rental scam in Limerick referred to tenancy authorities

Posted in Legal issues on September 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A University of Limerick student was operating as a fraudulent landlord and scamming his fellow students, the Limerick Leader has learned. Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) proceedings have been taken after several students’ cases were referred to the body. A number of students have not yet been refunded their deposits …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 21 September]

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Bathroom at the University of Limerick vandalised with ‘transphobic graffiti’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A formal complaint has been received by the University of Limerick after the words ‘mental-illness’ were carved into the sign of a gender-neutral bathroom on campus …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 18 September]

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University of Limerick students union alerted to incident of ‘harassment and intimidation’ on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on September 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick’s students’ union has been alerted to a serious incident in women exercising on campus were ‘harassed and intimidated’ by a group of men this Monday night …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 12 September]

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‘Don’t be a d*ck’ – Flyer encouraging University of Limerick students to stay safe during Freshers’ Week goes viral

Posted in Governance and administration on September 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A leaflet encouraging students at University of Limerick (UL) to stay safe has gone viral on Twitter for its humorous slang. Students are warned to avoid ‘throwing shapes in public’ and to make sure they ‘obey the shades’ (Gardai) on a night where they may be drinking …” (more)

[Rachel Farrell, Independent, 11 September]

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College students still flock to €750-a-month room … where six months’ rent must be paid upfront

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Just days before the latest bunch of first years arrive at third-level campuses across the country, there is a steady flow of teenagers and parents to Michael Hogan’s house. The landlord has two rental properties in Limerick. One is already let for the upcoming academic year and Mr Hogan was busy when the Sunday Independent visited him last Thursday during an open viewing at his second house …” (more)

[Wayne O’Connor, Independent, 9 September]

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UL student group taking strong stance on sexual consent classes

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on September 4th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor is considering making classes on sexual consent compulsory in all Irish colleges, following a series of workshops at the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Nicole Glennon, Limerick Post, 3 September]

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University in fresh talks on Limerick city centre site

Posted in Governance and administration on August 31st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick and the Limerick Twenty Thirty company have held fresh talks with a view to the college having a ‘significant’ presence in the city centre. The Limerick Leader can this week reveal high-level discussions have taken place between representatives of the college and the company, which is charged with regenerating huge swathes of the city centre …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 31 August]

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University of Limerick seeks to install cameras to record all vehicles entering campus

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 27th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick plans to install a camera system that can record licence plates to monitor all vehicles that enter the campus each day. A tender request for the special camera system was closed last month but has yet to be awarded …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 26 August]

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UL plans new security system to monitor vehicles on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on August 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) is planning to erect special cameras to monitor the 5,000 vehicles that enter and leave the campus every day, including specific cars it would place on a security ‘watch list’. The proposal may raise concerns about the privacy of more than 11,000 students, 1,300 staff, and visitors to the 133-hectare site …” (more)

[Elaine Edwards, Irish Times, 22 August]

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New head appointed at University of Limerick based Lero centre

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Joe Gibbs has been appointed general manager of the Lero software research centre at the University of Limerick. He replaces Brendan O’Malley who will assist in the transition before retiring. Lero incorporates software researchers across nine of Ireland’s third level institutions …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 19 August]

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President Emeritus of University of Limerick John O’Connor laid to rest

Posted in Life on August 17th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The funeral has taken place of University of Limerick President Emeritus John O’Connor who died at University Hospital Limerick at the weekend following a short ilness. Mr O’Connor played a critical role in the foundation and development of UL through a lifelong service to the university …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 16 August]

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