University of Limerick to appoint Student Community Engagement Officer

Posted in Governance and administration on December 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Residents near the University of Limerick have welcomed news that a community liaison officer will be appointed to address anti-social behaviour. Residents of College Court, Elm Park, Hazelwood, Milford Grange and Oaklawns met with representatives from UL, the gardai, UL Student Union, landlords and Limerick City and County Council recently to express their concerns …” (more)

[Frances Watkins, Limerick Leader, 30 November]

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UCC student ‘begging’ others to be vigilant after being drug spiked via needle

Posted in Life on November 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A UCC student who was spiked with drugs via needle at the weekend is ‘begging’ others to be vigilant on nights out …” (more)

[Martha Brennan, EchoLive, 31 October]

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University of Limerick management meet with local residents over return of students

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has confirmed it is to continue funding additional garda patrols in the Castletroy area following a meeting with residents and other stakeholders. The meeting was arranged in the wake of some chaotic scenes in private housing estates following the return of students after the summer …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 23 September]

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University funding Garda patrols following violent incidents involving students in Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) has been funding garda patrols in estates near the Casteltroy campus for the past week, to help keep local residents ‘safe’, following a number of violent incidents and parties involving large gatherings of students, a University spokesman confirmed …” (more)

[David Raleigh, BreakingNews.ie, 14 September]

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Up to 300 students gather on Cork’s College Road as Fresher’s week returns

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Residents in the College Road area of Cork fear Fresher’s Week will be twice as long this year as second-year students who had no in-person college last year are welcomed back with ‘Sophomore Week’ next week. Residents are reporting glass bottles being thrown at them, public urination and littering around homes on College Road …” (more)

[Caitlín Griffin, Irish Examiner, 13 September]

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Two teens arrested as ‘student parties’ lead to ‘destruction’ at college accommodation in Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Gardai are planning to continue conducting ‘high visibility patrols’ near the University of Limerick following large student gatherings since colleges returned. They received reports on Monday and Tuesday night of gatherings in College Court, an estate that plays host to hundreds of students throughout the college term …” (more)

[Marita Moloney, Irish Mirror, 9 September]

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Gardaí warn students of accommodation fraud ahead of new academic year

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 11th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Yesterday, An Garda Síochana (AGS) issued an official statement warning students of accommodation fraud ahead of the new academic year. 503 cases of rental scams occurred between 1 February 2019 and 31 May 2021, which amounted to over €900,000 stolen in this period …” (more)

[Bella Salerno, Trinity News, 10 August]

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University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party

Posted in Governance and administration on April 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has ceased funding overtime for six gardai who had been conducting COVID-19 patrols and checkpoints in areas off-campus and frequented by UL students, which were introduced following a massive off-campus street party held in breach of public health guidelines, last March …” (more)

[David Raleigh, Limerick Post, 21 April]

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TU Dublin’s Tallaght campus investigating ‘significant’ ransomware attack

Posted in Governance and administration on April 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Technological University Dublin has said its Tallaght campus was the victim of a ‘significant’ ransomware attack last week. The Tallaght campus’ entire on-site ICT systems were subject to an attack early on Thursday, and an investigation by technical experts and An Garda Síochána is now underway …” (more)

[Adam Daly, TheJournal.ie, 6 April]

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Students ‘do not need’ to be living near University of Limerick says garda chief

Posted in Governance and administration on March 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The head of the Limerick garda division has questioned the need for so many students to be living near the University of Limerick during the pandemic. Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche says a number of students have moved from elsewhere in the city into off-campus accommodation in Castletroy …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 8 March]

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Gardaí target landlords to address anti-social behaviours in Limerick student town

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Landlords of properties rented to students in Castletroy, Limerick, where house parties have come under the spotlight during the Covid-19 pandemic are to be targeted in a joint operation coordinated by Limerick City and County Council and gardaí …” (more)

[David Raleigh, BreakingNews.ie, 5 March]

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UCD Increase Security Due To Multiple Garda Calls To Belfield

Posted in Governance and administration on March 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Since the implementation of Level 5 restrictions at the end of December, there have been 21 instances of members of the public breaking guidelines by meeting up in groups to play sport at UCD. These individuals refused to comply with instructions from security staff to leave the sporting facilities and on six occasions the Gardaí were called …” (more)

[Emer Nolan, College Tribune, 3 March]

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Gardai confirm arrests as UL bosses to hold breakfast meeting over Limerick ‘party’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí have made three arrests and issued 30 fixed payment notices after dozens of students held a ‘street party’ in Limerick. Officers have also launched a probe to identify the organisers of the event, which saw fireworks set off, outdoor drinking taking place and bottles smashed on the ground in Castletroy …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 2 March]

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Three arrested as students party on Limerick streets ‘like there was no pandemic at all’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Three people were arrested and 30 fines issued after Garda have broken up a street party in Limerick city which locals said featured ‘hundreds’ of students. The incident occurred in the Castletroy area of Limerick City, which is heavily populated by students of the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Noel Baker and Ryan O’Rourke, Irish Examiner, 2 March]

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UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí will be conducting high visibility patrols every evening around the University of Limerick (UL) due to concerns about student gatherings, according to the President of the university. The move comes after the university began mass testing their students, to manage an outbreak of Covid-19 among the student population earlier this week …” (more)

[Tadgh McNally, TheJournal.ie, 25 February]

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Gardaí called to UCD pitches after members of the public flout Covid rules by meeting up to play sport

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí had to be called to the sports pitches at University College Dublin on six occasions during lockdown after members of the public flouted Covid-19 rules by meeting up in groups to play sport and refusing to stop the activity …” (more)

[Eilish O’Regan, Independent, 24 February]

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Students issued with letter to present to Gardaí when travelling to College

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Students were today issued with a letter that they are to present to Gardaí should they be stopped and questioned when travelling into College or to placement sites. The letter must be presented alongside a valid Trinity student ID …” (more)

[Finn Purdy, Trinity News, 30 October]

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Limerick councillor in plea for respectful behaviour in estates around UL

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Labour Party councillor for Limerick City East, Elena Secas is making a strong plea to people for respectful behaviour in residential areas around UL ‘Residents in housing estates adjacent to UL have big concerns about quite large groups of people socializing in their area …'” (more)

[Donal O’Regan, Limerick Leader, 18 October]

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Gardaí Say Arrests Likely If Halls Dwellers Keep Breaking Coronavirus Rules

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity Hall residents were warned today that local Gardaí will arrest those who repeatedly violate health protocols by illicitly gathering in Palmerston Park. In an email to residents, Warden Dr Roja Fazaeli said …” (more)

[Jane Cook, University Times, 13 October]

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Climate protesters reject Gardaí warning following Trinity vandalism

Posted in Legal issues on October 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Today, System Change Ireland co-founder Ronan Browne has declined the adult caution given to him following the vandalization that took place on College grounds. Two climate change activists from System Change Ireland were arrested on the afternoon of August 15, following a protest action at Trinity as part of the group’s ‘Mobilise Peace TCD’ campaign …” (more)

[Shannon Connolly, Trinity News, 8 October]

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