Limerick man reaches ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ National Final

A University of Limerick engineering graduate and entrepreneur has won a place at the first-ever national final of ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, for a chance to share a €100,000 investment fund. Paddy Finn from the Castletroy-based Electricity Exchange is representing the region in the Best Start Up category at the national final in Dublin […]

Jim Kemmy archives launched at University of Limerick

September 25 next will mark the 16th anniversary of the passing of the late, great TD and Limerick Mayor Jim Kemmy. But the stonemason, trade unionist, politician and historian is still remembered as strongly as ever. While being treated for bone marrow cancer in St James’s hospital in Dublin in 1997, his dying wish was […]

New Limerick tag rugby festival attracts rugby greats

A number of top Irish and international rugby legends are set to take part in a newly-announced festival happening in Limerick in October. The Limerick Civic Trust Legends International Tag Rugby Festival will see some of the greats of the game togging out at the UL Sports Arena on October 25 and 26. These include […]

Frank McCourt chair in creative writing launched by the University of Limerick

The position to hold the first Chair in Creative Writing in memory of Frank McCourt has been advertised – beginning with a salary in excess of €100,000, Plans to create this unique post at the University of Limerick in honour of Limerick’s Pulitzer Prize winning author had been announced over two years ago, with the requirement […]

University of Limerick researcher receives famous international grant for research into bone-loss diseases

A University of Limerick researcher has been awarded a prestigious grant of €1.5m to pursue studies in treating bone-loss diseases. Dr David Hoey, who works in the Materials and Surface Science Institute, at UL, specialises in how physical activity can help maintain a healthy skeleton. According to Dr Hoey the funding of €1.5m, which was […]

Trad music fans celebrate at launch of annual Fleadh Cheoil Na Mumhan in Limerick

International and local trad music fanatics gathered at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy for the launch of the annual Fleadh Cheoil Na Mumhan last week. The festival, which celebrates Ireland’s heritage in music and the arts, started with a few teaser events on Sunday ahead of the official launch on Tuesday evening at […]

Farmers opposed to new motorway refuse to co-operate with survey engineers

Farmers opposed to a relief road through Clonlara and Parteen have indicated they will not co-operate when engineers arrive to survey their land in the coming weeks. And they have the support of local Fianna Fail councillor Cathal Crowe who has this Wednesday called on Clare County Council to call a halt to the surveys […]

Kemmy Business School Faculty Win Award for Innovative Decision-Making Application

A University of Limerick-led project which uses prediction markets to simulate decision-making scenarios in business has won the 2013 Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning awarded by the Irish Learning Technology Association. The winning innovation, ‘Using Prediction Markets to Enable Active Learning’ involves the use of prediction markets to create decision scenarios […]

Limerick is cheapest city to live for students

LIMERICK has emerged as the most affordable of Ireland’s four cities for third-level student accommodation. A survey compiled by the accommodation office at Limerick Institute of Technology shows that the city beats Cork, Dublin and Galway when it comes to all types of accommodation.The information was gathered from accommodation office websites, letting websites, direct contacts […]