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UL founder to post his doctorate back

UL founder to post his doctorate back

| August 16, 2017

ONE of Limerick’s most esteemed academics has said he is posting his honorary doctorate back to the National University of Ireland after he received no response to his criticism of the same honour being given to former Taoiseach Brian Cowen. The founding president of the University of Limerick Dr Ed Walsh said he was surprised he […]

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Employers to help shape education sector

Employers to help shape education sector

| August 15, 2017

THE National Training Fund (NTF) is set to receive up to €200 million in funding over the next three years from Ireland’s biggest employers in order to “win the war for talent”. That’s according to Education Minister Richard Bruton who recently announced a comprehensive review of the funding of the NTF and that an extra […]

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Funding approved for Limerick schoolchildren

Funding approved for Limerick schoolchildren

| August 1, 2017

LIMERICK children are to benefit from a €4m Government funding programme that will create extra spaces in schools and improve services to make life easier for parents and families. €221,342 in Government funding has been allocated to support Limerick children of a school going age. Senator Maria Byrne this week said that the €4m in […]

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Limerick is worst for crammed classrooms

Limerick is worst for crammed classrooms

| July 20, 2017

OVERCROWDING in Limerick primary schools has reached the point that parents have called school principals from maternity wards to get their new born children on to their waiting lists. And the situation is set to get worse with primary schools in County Limerick ranked as the worst for overcrowded classes in Ireland with the highest percentage […]

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LIT granted full planning for Coonagh Campus development

LIT granted full planning for Coonagh Campus development

| July 12, 2017

THE decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant Limerick Institute of Technology full planning permission for construction of a new engineering-focussed campus at Coonagh on the Northside of the city has been broadly welcomed. In effect, the decision has given the green light for an entirely new kind of state-of-the-art higher education campus in Limerick, […]

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UL start-up scoops top prize at Enterprise awards

UL start-up scoops top prize at Enterprise awards

| June 24, 2017

A start-up company from the University of Limerick has been presented with the ‘One to Watch Award’ at Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas ceremony. HookeBio, a University of Limerick spin-out, was one of ten start-up companies to pitch their new technology solutions to investors at Enterprise Ireland’s annual showcase of start-up innovation emerging from higher education institutes. […]

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Details of free summer camps at LIT and MIC revealed

Details of free summer camps at LIT and MIC revealed

| June 10, 2017

Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) have announced details of their FREE ‘EMPOWER’ Summer Camps, which will take place this July and will be open to second-level students in transition year, fifth year and sixth year. The 5 day ‘EMPOWER’ Summer Camp programme in entrepreneurship, creativity, design skills and innovation, is […]

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UL President gravely concerned by RTÉ’s findings

UL President gravely concerned by RTÉ’s findings

| May 26, 2017

The President of University of Limerick, Dr Des Fitzgerald, has said that RTÉ Investigates programme on governance at Irish universities raises issues “of grave concern.” Having already called for “a thorough, prompt and wholly independent review” and taken a series of actions to address governance failures at the university, Dr Fitzgerald current concerns centre around […]

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Limerick game designer scoops national award

Limerick game designer scoops national award

| May 17, 2017

A young Limerick game designer has had his creations recognised with a national award. James Corneille from LIT (Moylish campus) won in the Best Game/Mobile App category at this Eir Junior Spiders Awards which reward students and young adults, aged 4 to 19, for the innovative ways they use the internet, especially in the areas of […]

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McManus donation will benefit over two thousand students

McManus donation will benefit over two thousand students

| May 5, 2017

JP McManus has announced that he is to invest €32 million in scholarships for eligible students throughout Ireland, North and South. This follows on from the €32 million Mr McManus donated to the All Ireland Scholarships in 2008 and brings his total contribution to third level education to €66.5 million; consisting of €64 million to the All Ireland […]

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