Tag: University of Limerick

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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UL President has a house to spare

UL President has a house to spare

| August 13, 2017

THE UNIVERSITY of Limerick has come under fire for having two official homes for its president and spending money to maintain them while one is not lived in. The first Presidential home at Ballycuggeran in Killaloe was purchased at a cost of almost €500,000 in 1998, but it has remained largely unoccupied since. The property, […]

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Breakfast briefing on digesting new knowledge

Breakfast briefing on digesting new knowledge

| August 13, 2017

SHANNON Chamber, Atlantic Aviation Group and the University of Limerick (UL) are joining forces in an effort to encourage more business executives to perfect their management and leadership skills.  As part of its Skillnet undertakings, Shannon Chamber is hosting a breakfast briefing at the Oakwood Hotel in Shannon on Wednesday, August 16 at which details of […]

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Beyond the neon runes

Beyond the neon runes

| August 3, 2017

A home from home When I was seven years old I had to change schools. It was a traumatic experience, as it is for all children. But, moving from another country, I found it especially difficult. In addition, I was the only child of a single mother; a cossetted, delicate thing who relied on his […]

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Half a million 2015 #marref tweets investigated by UL researchers

Half a million 2015 #marref tweets investigated by UL researchers

| July 31, 2017

  THE SENTIMENTS contained in tweets posted during a two-week run-up to the 2015 marriage referendum are the subject of investigation by two University of Limerick researchers. David O’Sullivan and Professor James Gleeson at the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) at UL joined Dr Guillermo Garduño-Hernández Sinnia, Mexico and Dr Mariano Beguerisse-Díaz […]

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UL at centre of drive to manufacture ships of the future

UL at centre of drive to manufacture ships of the future

| July 31, 2017

  THE University of Limerick is at the centre of a European research project to revolutionise shipbuilding by replacing steel with composite materials for longer and more efficient ships. FIBRESHIP is an ambitious project to enable the construction of oceangoing vessels more than 50 meters in length using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials. It […]

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Limerick camp using Lego to build new careers in engineering

Limerick camp using Lego to build new careers in engineering

| July 29, 2017

LEGO, the popular children’s toy, is turning fun into a career option by helping young people develop their engineering talents. The ECubers summer camps for 13 to 15 year-olds show secondary school students what it is like to work in a manufacturing environment as well as developing their creative and technical skills. The first camp, […]

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UL researcher awarded €1.5m European grant for energy research

UL researcher awarded €1.5m European grant for energy research

| July 13, 2017

A University of Limerick (UL) researcher is to benefit from an European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant to the tune of €1.5m in the further development of clean energy. Electrochemist Dr Micheál Scanlon is to further develop his research into unfurling a new way of imitating photosynthesis in the leaves of plants to generate clean […]

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Nexus innovation supports more than 300 jobs

Nexus innovation supports more than 300 jobs

| July 12, 2017

  THE Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick marked its fifth year in business this week with Innovation Minister John Halligan paying tribute to its role in supporting 76 start-up companies which employ more than 310 people between them. Launching the Centre’s annual report, Minister Halligan said: “Nexus has made a significant contribution to […]

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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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