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University of Limerick president Dr Des Fitzgerald with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor at today’s conferring. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

A “malevolent concoction” of technology, intolerance and populism is poisoning debate and emboldening dark and destructive forces, president of the Un(...)

 Bob Geldof speaking  at  University of Limerick where he received an honorary doctorate. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media/PA Wire

Bob Geldof has described the British government as “incapable and inept” and said that Brexit will be a “disaster”. The prominent Remain campaigner a(...)

UL president Dr Des Fitzgerald has led changes to promote transparency in university spending. Photograph: Alan Place

University of Limerick has insisted taxpayers’ money will not be used to fund moving two executives from a subsidiary company to its own State-funded (...)

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin: the University of Limerick paid tribute to its professor’s “pioneering solo albums, which repositioned his chosen instrument, the piano, at the heart of Irish traditional music”

Tributes have poured in for Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, the pioneering musician and composer, who has died “after a prolonged illness”, his family said. (...)

The scene of the IRA car bomb at Killeen in April 1987 in which Judge Maurice Gibson and his wife Lady Cecily Gibson were killed. What remained of their car is to the right behind the telegraph poles. The car in which |reland internationals David Irwin, Nigel Carr and Philip Rainey were travelling is in the middle of the road.

Mick Doyle was going apoplectic. David ‘Doc’ Irwin, Philip Rainey and Nigel Carr were late for Ireland training. It’s April 1987. Des Fitzgerald say(...)

The Department of Education is to launch an independent inquiry into a series of allegations of misconduct at University of Limerick (UL).

The University of Limerick (UL) has made financial settlements in the region of €150,000 with three key whistleblowers who highlighted a series of all(...)

Dr Des Fitzgerald, president of University of Limerick, says his priority has been to deal with damaging revelations involving the college. Photograph: Alan Place

The walls of the University of Limerick (UL) president’s office are plastered with Post-It notes, maps, flow charts and lists of faculty members. Dr (...)

School leavers have until the end of June to finalise their course choices through the CAO system.

Parents are too often influencing their children to choose careers and college courses based on outdated information about the world of work, a univer(...)

 Churchtown  has landscaped estates, mature greenery and a string of commercial centres. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Churchtown used to be farmland: Rolling fields on the southern fringes of Co Dublin – much like nearby Ballinteer, which featured in this column in Oc(...)

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has been appointed as chancellor of University of Limerick.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has been appointed as chancellor of the University of Limerick. Ms Harney, who retired from politics in 2011 and is now d(...)

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