UL President expresses disappointment at the exclusion of Limerick Northern Distributor Road from NDP

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

Ireland“University of Limerick (UL) President Professor Kerstin Mey has expressed disappointment at the exclusion of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road from the revised national Development Plan published by the Government recently …” (more)

[Roisin Ni Shuilleabhain, Limerick Voice, 14 October]

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University of Limerick appoints Professor Kerstin Mey as president for 10-year term

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) has appointed Professor Kerstin Mey as its president for a 10-year term. Prof Mey has held the role on an interim basis since Septmber 2020, after the early retirement of Prof Des Fitzgerald took on the job in May 2017 …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 8 October]

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Councillor calls on University of Limerick to establish code for off-campus students

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A local councillor has called for the establishment of a code of conduct for students who live away from the University of Limerick (UL) campus. Green member Sean Hartigan has held meetings with residents of the Magazine Road in Cork, where a protocol was put in place, and, he says, has seen anti-social behaviour there decrease …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 17 July]

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University of Limerick begins work on new city centre campus

Posted in Governance and administration on July 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Works have started on the new University of Limerick campus in the city centre. UL President, Professor Kerstin Mey, has announced that works began this morning at the former Dunnes Store building at Sarsfield Street …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 12 July]

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Higher Education Authority to tell committee it aims to respect colleges’ autonomy

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

Ireland“The body with responsibility for governance at third-level institutions will tell the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that it aims to be ‘respectful of institutional autonomy’. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is set to appear before the PAC this morning in what is set to be a seismic hearing with regard to specific examples of questionable governance among Ireland’s universities …” (more)

[Cianan Brennan, Irish Examiner, 1 July]

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University of Limerick: Financial Statements 2019

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

IrelandProfessor Kerstin Mey (Interim President, University of Limerick) called and examined. Brian Stanley (Laois-Offaly, Sinn Fein): Apologies have been received from Deputies Carthy, Hourigan and Sherlock. I welcome all of our witnesses to the meeting. Due to the current situation in respect of Covid-19, only the clerk, support staff and I are in the committee room. Members of the committee are attending remotely from within the precincts of Leinster House …” (more)

[Public Accounts Committee, 17 June]

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UL president admits ‘best practice’ was not followed during purchase of former Dunnes Stores site

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The President of the University of Limerick has accepted that ‘best practice’ wasn’t adhered to regarding the purchase of the former Dunnes Stores building in Limerick city centre. UL has asked consultants KPMG to investigate its purchase of the former store at Sarsfield Street for around €8m in 2019 …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 17 June]

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University of Limerick asks consultants to investigate €8m city land purchase

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has asked consultants KPMG to investigate the purchase by the university of land in Limerick city centre known as the Dunnes Stores site, the Public Accounts Committee has been told …” (more)

[Emma O Kelly, RTÉ News, 17 June]

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UL ‘examining options’ in bid to get more students back on campus

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

Ireland“The University of Limerick has announced they are ‘working on measures to facilitate a more normal return to campus’. ‘As a result of the close ties between UL and Public Health Mid-West we were in a position to act swiftly at the first signs of an increase of cases among students living off-campus’, UL President Professor Kerstin Mey said …” (more)

[Ciara Mannion, Limerick Voice, 12 April]

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Why is the UL party not getting the RTÉ party treatment?

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

Ireland“It’s good journalistic practice, as a general rule, to ask a person for comment before you write about them. But before sitting down to write this piece, last night, the only question that this writer could think to ask acting President of the University of Limerick, Kerstin May, was this: Have you lost your mind? …” (more)

[John McGuirk, Gript, 4 March]

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Street Party Linked to UL Students ‘Completely Unacceptable’, Says Harris

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

Ireland“Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has described a party held by students in the University of Limerick (UL) as ‘completely unacceptable’ and a ‘slap in the face to everyone sacrificing so much’. Over 50 fines have been issued to students of the University of Limerick (UL) after coronavirus restrictions were breached during a street party in Castletroy yesterday, according to RTÉ News …” (more)

[Mairead Maguire, University Times, 3 March]

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UL President says action will be taken following street party in Limerick estate

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

Ireland“The University of Limerick says it will take action with strong disciplinary measures against any student who is found to have breached public health guidelines following last night’s street party in Castletroy. Three people were arrested and around 30 fines were issued after gardai attended the public order incident at Carysfort Avenue, College Court …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 3 March]

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University of Limerick president ‘hugely disappointed’ by behaviour of minority of students

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The president of the University of Limerick has expressed her ‘huge disappointment’ at some of the comments made by students on national radio earlier this week. Professor Kerstin Mey was reacting to a report on RTÉ’s Drivetime during which several UL students, living in off-campus accommodation, openly admitted attending house parties and social gatherings in breach of the current Level 5 restrictions …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 25 February]

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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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President of University of Limerick appeals to students to ‘stay apart and stay safe’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The President of the University of Limerick has directly appealed to students to stay apart from each other and not to visit any other households. In a video message posted on social media this Saturday evening, Professor Kerstin Mey said there is concern about the number of cases of Covid-19 associated with students …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 20 February]

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‘Shatter the glass ceiling’: First woman university chief in Ireland on breakthrough role

Posted in Governance and administration on November 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Earlier this year Prof Kerstin Mey shattered one of the highest and hardest glass ceilings there is in Ireland. Her appointment as president of University of Limerick in July ended a 428-year tradition of men only running Irish universities. By her own admission, the full significance of it only sank in later …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 24 November]

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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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Universities caution it may not be possible to accommodate all impacted students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 4th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The president of the University of Limerick has said there may not be places at the university for all of the students affected by errors in Leaving Certificate results. Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week, Professor Kerstin Mey said while every effort will be made to accommodate additional students on their programmes, ‘it may not be possible to accommodate everyone’ …” (more)

[Justin McCarthy, RTÉ News, 4 October]

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Gardaí shut down 35 house parties in Limerick, arrest 5 people

Posted in Governance and administration on October 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí have shut down 35 student house parties and arrested five people as part of a policing plan around Freshers Week at the University of Limerick. A Limerick joint policing committee meeting heard that 35 off-campus house parties have been shut down in the Castletroy area since last Sunday over coronavirus concerns …” (more)

[David Raleigh, Irish Times, 2 October]

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UL president goes ‘on the beat’ to promote public health guidelines

Posted in Governance and administration on September 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The President of the University of Limerick has gone ‘on the beat’ in conjunction with local garda patrols in the Castletroy area to hammer home the public health guidelines for students in the locality. President Kerstin Mey says it is an effort to be more visible and engage with students in off-campus accommodation to remind them of their personal responsibility for their own health and the health of the wider university community and their neighbours …” (more)

[Cathy Halloran, RTÉ News, 30 September]

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