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Interim president of the University of Limerick Kerstin Mey is the first woman to hold the presidency of an Irish university. Photograph: Sean Curtin/ True Media.

The first ever woman president of an Irish university in the 400-plus years of higher education has been appointed at University of Limerick. Profes(...)

Fran Cotton in the foreground of a mud covered British Lions lineout along with Moss Keane (second left), Phil Orr (centre) and Jeff Squire (arms out) against New Zealand Juniors at the Athletic Park in Wellington in July 1977. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Allsport/Getty Images/Hulton Archive

Back in its more sepia-tinged days, when matches were often played on grassless mudheaps, there’s an iconic picture of Fran Cotton and his fellow Lion(...)

Trinity College Dublin Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast said as much  face-to-face teaching and learning as possible will be provided under prevailing health and safety requirements. Photogrph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has announced that the university will return in September with students receiving a combination of online lecture and face-to-(...)

Students on the UCD campus before the pandemic. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Most Irish universities are planning to limit access to campus to a few days a week for students and replace most lectures with online tuition in the (...)

 Des  Fitzgerald who will step down as president of the University of Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place

University of Limerick president Dr Des Fitzgerald is to step down from the role after just three years in charge because of personal health concerns (...)

 Morne Du Plessis leads out his team against the British Lions in 1980 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photograph: Getty Images

No issue has divided or caused more controversy in rugby than apartheid, and specifically the sport’s links with South Africa and the Springboks while(...)

Irish universities have become increasingly reliant on revenue from international tuition fees. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Universities expect international student numbers will drop by about 80 per cent in the new academic year and result in the loss of hundreds of millio(...)

The plea was issued on behalf of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology by the Irish Universities Association and the Technological Higher Education Association. Photograph: Getty

The Presidents of all of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology have issued a plea to every student to fully follow set guidelines on soc(...)

Prof Desmond Fitzgerald, president of UL, says it is likely the  campus will  be needed to assist health services. Photograph:  Alan Place

University of Limerick is likely to host a field hospital on its campus should health services become overwhelmed from the coronavirus pandemic over t(...)

Harvey Duthie  will be responsible for shaping  University of Limerick Foundation’s  fundraising drive.

The University of Limerick’s (UL) fundraising arm has appointed a new chief executive. The UL Foundation, which has raised approximately €200 million(...)

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