‘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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UL has the highest proportion of women at senior levels

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

Ireland“University of Limerick has the highest proportion of women at senior levels of academia, new figures show. 31% of professors at UL are female, the highest percentage in the country and 10% than the average of 21% across the Irish University sector …” (more)

[Nicole Glennon, Limerick Post, 12 August]

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Tributes paid to University of Limerick President Emeritus John O’Connor who has died

Posted in Life on August 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick President Emeritus John O’Connor has died, it has been announced. 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, 12 August]

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University of Limerick hoping to further develop new €47m research centre at Park Point

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

Ireland“The University of Limerick is seeking planning permission for further development at its new €47million research centre at a previously vacant site on the Dublin Road. The UL Confirm Centre was officially launched earlier this year, with an announcement in May that the project expected to create 100 highly-skilled jobs nationwide by 2020, with 55 of these positions to be created in Limerick …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 11 August]

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Limerick facing escalating student accommodation crisis

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

Ireland“Figures published by the Department of Education indicate that Limerick could be facing an escalating student accommodation crisis, as the demand for beds is expected to outnumber current supply by more than 2,169 students by next year …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 30 July]

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University of Limerick whistleblowers call on Mary Harney to intervene in dispute

Posted in Legal issues on July 28th, 2018 by steve

“Two whistleblowers from the University of Limerick’s finance department have called on Mary Harney, the UL chancellor and former Tánaiste, to intervene in a dispute which has now dragged on for more than three years. The two women have also released the text of an apology made to them by UL in March …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 27 July]

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Students in uproar over €20K union rebrand at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on July 24th, 2018 by steve

“The rebranding of the University of Limerick Students’ Union to ‘UL Student Life’ has been met with a backlash. Students past and present blasted the announcement on social media and demanded answers for the sudden name change …” (more)

[Anthony Geoghegan, Limerick Leader, 24 July]

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University of Limerick whistleblowers mediation ends without an agreement

Posted in Legal issues on July 20th, 2018 by steve

“A process to facilitate the return to work of two whistleblowers who were suspended from the University of Limerick’s finance department three years ago has ended without any agreement …” (more)

[Alan English, Limerick Leader, 20 July]

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Former human resources director at University of Limerick joins subsidiary

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2018 by steve

“The former director of human resources at the University of Limerick, who was in charge throughout the period when controversy surrounded the university, has joined a UL subsidiary after he stepped down last week, the Limerick Leader understands …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 15 July]

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University of Limerick HR director Tommy Foy steps down from post

Posted in Governance and administration on July 6th, 2018 by steve

“The University of Limerick’s human resources director Tommy Foy has left his post effective from this Friday, staff were were told this morning by Dr Des Fitzgerald, the UL president …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 6 July]

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Less space for more books at new €31 million UL Glucksman library

Posted in Governance and administration on June 25th, 2018 by steve

“A book vault that can store half a million volumes in little more than a tenth of the space occupied by conventional shelving is one of the stand-out features of the new Glucksman Library that was officially opened last Friday. The Automated Reserve Collection (ARC) comprises of a 10 meter high book vault and robotic crane that will allow UL’s historic collections, currently housed off-site, to be returned to campus …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 25 June]

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Inside University of Limerick’s €31m library transformation

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2018 by steve

“Thousands of bookworms, students and digital researchers will soon experience a unique lounge atmosphere, thanks to the much-anticipated €31m library transformation at University of Limerick. A number of eminent figures attended the launch of the Glucksman Library 7,600 squaremetre expansion, which now optimises student space, specialist facilities, acoustics and research zones …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 22 June]

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University of Limerick’s long-running whistleblower dispute remains unresolved, despite reports

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

“The University of Limerick’s long-running dispute with two whistleblowers who were suspended from their jobs in the finance department three years ago this month remains unresolved – despite reports this week of a financial settlement being reached …” (more)

[Alan English, Limerick Leader, 22 June]

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