Des Fitzgerald

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 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(...)

An independent report on the University of Limerick  (above) found  more than €1.7 million had been spent on severance packages for eight former employees between 2008 and 2015. File photograph: Press 22

University of Limerick (UL) is to lift the suspension of two whistleblowers whose allegations helped spark an independent investigation into malpracti(...)

Leona O’Callaghan: “My career floored as a result of my efforts to make the right and ethical decisions in my role in UL.” Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

Within weeks of being placed in charge of verifying expense claims at University of Limerick’s finance department, Leona O’Callaghan noticed a troubli(...)

University of Limerick: “The president of UL has also been on the record in acknowledging that suspending employees for over two years is not acceptable management practice”

Shortcomings in human resources and management practices at the University of Limerick are sharply criticised in a soon-to-be-published review into al(...)

Sophie Coll was studying at University of Limerick

A Galway student who was injured in a fall at a house in Limerick four days ago has died. Sophie Coll (19), from Barna, sustained critical injuries a(...)

The family of Willie Duggan, including his son Willie, wife Ellen and daughter Monica, follow his coffin as his funeral cortege leaves St Mary’s Cathedral in Kilkenny after his funeral Mass on Thursday. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

A legend, a leader, a braveheart, a kind, loving and spiritual man - these were among the accolades used to describe Willie Duggan at his funeral Mass(...)

Senior officials from several colleges appeared before the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee to answer questions over unauthorised severance packages, conflicts of interest and poor corporate governance.

University officials have been accused of misleading an Oireachtas committee over the way they run their financial affairs. Senior officials from col(...)

Titan Themis: Prof Des Fitzgerald, president of the University of Limerick, Prof Edmond Magner of the faculty of science and engineering, and Ursel Bangert, Bernal professor of microscopy and imaging, at the new microscope

A total of €9 million has been invested in a superadvanced microscope at the University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute. The Titan Themis, one of onl(...)

An independent review is taking place into a series of allegations of misconduct at University of Limerick.

A doctor at University of Limerick (UL) received a €209,600 confidential settlement agreement to leave his post after 15 years, following allegations (...)

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