Tag: University of Limerick

Public’s right to know should be accompanied by sensitive reporting

Public’s right to know should be accompanied by sensitive reporting

| April 21, 2017

  ACCURATE and sensitive reporting of stories involving issues of mental health, suicides and murder suicides, has been called for by a mother who lost her two young daughters and husband in a murder suicide. Una Butler lost her two daughters Zoe (6) and Ella (2) and her husband John (43) in a murder suicide in […]

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Dayl Cronin will charm Limerick for UCH panto

Dayl Cronin will charm Limerick for UCH panto

| April 18, 2017

SEMI-FINALIST on RTE’s Dancing With The Stars and former boyband member Dayl Cronin will star in this year’s panto, Cinderella, at University Concert Hall. Originally tipped as one of the DWTS favourites, Dayl and his dance partner Ksenia Zsikhotska made it all the way to the semi-finals of the hotly contested RTÉ show. Dayl will […]

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UL media lecturer delivers lesson on protecting sources

UL media lecturer delivers lesson on protecting sources

| March 22, 2017

A UNIVERSITY of Limerick lecturer has warned that search for truth will be destroyed if journalists fail to protect their sources. In his inaugural lecture as Adjunct Professor of Journalism at UL, Gerard Colleran said truth is the only motivation of journalists, regardless of its source. The former editor of The Irish Daily Star said […]

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Limerick charities benefit from LIT freshers fundraiser

Limerick charities benefit from LIT freshers fundraiser

| February 21, 2017

THREE local Limerick organisations have benefited from the thousands of euro raised during the Limerick Institute of Technology freshers week events. Students, drawn from the Marketing and Management and Applied Social Care programmes at LIT, developed business ideas and sold their products or services at the annual Market Link Fair in LIT, to raise money for their chosen […]

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New boss at Lero research centre

New boss at Lero research centre

| January 21, 2017

PROFESSOR Brian Fitzgerald has been appointed director of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre at the University of Limerick (UL). He replaces Professor Mike Hinchey following an eight year term of office. Prof Fitzgerald was formerly chief scientist at Lero and has been involved with the Science Foundation Ireland supported national research centre since its inception […]

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Limerick software development report is far from science fiction

Limerick software development report is far from science fiction

| January 8, 2017

CREATIVE professionals such as graphic designers, artists and even science fiction writers will be required to help develop successful software in the future. That’s according to a new report compiled for the European Commission by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, headquartered at the University of Limerick. The report finds that software has reached what it calls […]

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UL researchers developing smart pants

UL researchers developing smart pants

| October 23, 2016

RESEARCHERS from the University of Limerick are part of a team working on a wearable-robotics project, aimed at improving movement for people with reduced mobility. Led by the Italian Institute of Technology, they are planning to build the first fully functional prototype of XoSoft ‘intelligent’ trousers by 2019. The soft, biometic exoskeleton would allow older people or […]

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Limerick testing ground for Smart Cities project

Limerick testing ground for Smart Cities project

| October 21, 2016

LIMERICK has been selected as a national case study for the development of information technology needed to create Smart Cities of the future. Researchers from Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre headquartered at the University of Limerick, will develop ‘Insight Limerick’, a new digital service to offer people a portal for information sharing, open data […]

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New University of Limerick president announced

New University of Limerick president announced

| October 6, 2016

PROFESSOR Desmond Fitzgerald, a vice president at UCD is to succeed Professor Don Barry as the President of University of Limerick next May. The Chancellor of the University of Limerick, Mr Justice John Murray, made the announcement this Thursday at a specially-convened meeting of the Governing Authority of the University of Limerick,. The nomination was accepted from […]

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Limerick detox service sets standard for helping addicts

Limerick detox service sets standard for helping addicts

| September 17, 2016

NOVAS’ Mid-West Community Detox has been hailed the “gold standard” when it comes to supporting people addiction in our communities. Minster of State with responsibility for Communities and National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne, last week launched Novas’ Community Detox Evaluation in Limerick’s Absolute Hotel. Conducted by Dr Ronnie Greenwood of the University of Limerick’s Department […]

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