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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# University of Limerick

Last month
January 2023
# Progress
University of Limerick ease into Sigerson Cup last 8
Last year’s runners-up prevailed amid a goal-filled second half.
Last year
# fraud probe
Two men arrested over alleged €450k fraud at the University of Limerick
The men, both aged in their 60s, were held for 24 hours at Henry Street Garda Station.
# Sister Act
Kerry star hits 1-6 to help holders UL into O'Connor Cup final
Four second-half goals sent the Limerick college past NUIG and into tomorrow’s final against UCC.
# Limerick
Sanctions already in place for those who engage in anti-social behaviour off-campus, UL insists
The University has argued it already has sanctions in place to try to tackle any such behaviour.
# Superstar
2-4 for David Clifford as University of Limerick keep Sigerson Cup hopes alive
UL were five-point winners over Queens in tonight’s quarter-final at Abbotstown.
All time
# UL
University of Limerick appoints Professor Kerstin Mey as new president for 10-year term
Professor Mey has served as interim president of UL since 1 September 2020.
# Students
University of Limerick has disciplined 'a number' of students following street party
Social media circulated videos in early March showed a largescale street party in the Castletroy area, adjacent to UL.
# UL
'I know what happened was wrong but everybody is being tarred with the same brush'
Galway camogie star and University of Limerick student Siobhán McGrath on the recent street party, and how difficult lockdown has been for students.
# Castletroy
University of Limerick president warns students they could be expelled over street party near college
Covid-19 case numbers among those aged 19-24 “continue on a downward trend” despite incidents like this, Dr Ronan Glynn has said.
# Coronavirus
Mass testing to take place at University of Limerick after Covid-19 outbreak among students
The Student Health Centre at UL referred 50 students for testing on Monday.
# Testing
UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus
The cases are “largely based around simple household visits”.
# plastic pollution
Over 30% of all plastic exported from Europe may not be recycled, according to Irish study
The work was carried out by researchers from NUIG and University of Limerick.
# disinfection
Coronavirus: Irish researchers develop drone that can deliver UV light to disinfect public spaces
The drones could be used at night time to sterilise empty trains, buses and restaurants.
RTÉ shelved plan to move Lyric FM to UL after discovering it would 'cost more' than staying in Limerick studios
RTÉ announced plans to close the Lyric studios and split the station’s output from between Cork and Dublin.
# Limerick
University of Limerick to create 330 new jobs under new plan
The university expects to increase student numbers by 4,000 over the next five years.
# Drama
Confusion reigns as UL and LIT show up at different venues for All-Ireland Freshers hurling final
The game was not played after LIT togged out in Moylish, while UL turned up in Mary I.
# sophie coll
Student (19) died in 'freak accident' after 'domino effect' on stairwell
The pathologist told the Limerick inquest that due to Sophie Coll’s “very severe” injuries, nothing could have been done to save her.
# Champions
Hanniffy brace guides UL to four-in-a-row Ashbourne Cup success over UCC
Goals were the difference on the day as UL secured a fifth title in six seasons.
# dr sindy joyce
University of Limerick student becomes first Traveller in Ireland to graduate with a PhD
Dr Sindy Joyce is a doctoral graduate of UL’s Department of Sociology.
# seeking asylum
'When I come home I am not allowed to cook for my children' - the harsh realities of Direct Provision in Ireland
Donnah Vuma is one of the lucky few in Direct Provision who have managed to access university education here.
# cervical check
University of Limerick to award Vicky Phelan with honorary doctorate
Vicky Phelan’s story sparked an investigation into how smear tests in Ireland are reviewed and handled.
# the stables
Fire extinguished in bus on University of Limerick campus
Traffic won’t be able to pass through the campus for some time, according to the university.
# Rise of the Machines
Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences
The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.
# Wrap
UL Bohemians get the better of Railway Union in top-of-the-table clash
Both sides were severely depleted, given the number of players on international duty this weekend
# group game
1-10 for Tipperary's Jason Forde as star-studded UL coast past DIT
Tony Kelly and John McGrath were among the big names on the Univeristy of Limerick side.
# Severance Packages
Report criticises University of Limerick over €1.7 million staff severance deals
The report was also critical of the university’s treatment of whistleblower Leona O’Callaghan.
# Cry me a river
Irish scientists can now produce electricity from tears
The researchers in UL also found they could generate electricity from a protein found in egg whites and the milk of mammals.
# fibreship
Irish engineers are at the heart of a shipbuilding revolution
A new project will see the construction of vessels more than 50 metres in length using fibre materials.
# recognition
Scholarships to be given to people in Direct Provision as UL becomes a University of Sanctuary
Seventeen academic scholarships will be made available to applicants aged over 22 and living in direct provision.
# Dr Des Fitzgerald
University of Limerick asks for review after claims of financial misconduct
Former employees have made claims of ‘inappropriate expenses’ at the university’s finance department.
# Una Butler
'People have a right to know' about murder suicides, says bereaved wife and mother
Una Butler, who lost her husband John and two daughters in such an incident in 2010, argues that it is better for the public to understand how often such cases happen.
# UL
University of Limerick forced to cancel sexual consent workshops over lack of interest
Only 14 people signed up for the workshops, despite space for 150 people.
# Today's lesson
Extra-time drama sees 14-man UL pip Maynooth to Sigerson victory
The Limerick side were nine points down in the second half before staging a stunning revival.
# mesentery
Humans have a new organ and it's thanks to surgeons in Limerick
The mesentery is now being classified as a single structure.
# Gonorrhea
University of Limerick working with HSE after 'outbreak' of STIs on campus
There have been 14 cases in UL.
# Feature
The story of how Ireland took the Taekwon-do world by storm
Stephen Ryan chats to The42 about the Irish side’s considerable recent successes in the sport.
# Coffee Lovers Rejoice
Irish mathematicians working hard to make the perfect cup of coffee
The process of making a perfect cup of coffee is “hideously complicated”, say researchers
# study week
UL students are brilliantly detailing their levels of procrastination on Snapchat
# it's limerick citayyy
11 things you'll only get if you went to UL
You going the Lodge?
# Winning
Mixed fortunes for Galway's twin sisters as UCD win O’Connor Cup
The Students claimed their first success in the competition since 2006.