HEA spends €75,000 probing University of Limerick’s handling of whistleblowers

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has spent over €75,000 so far examining how the University of Limerick (UL) handled three whistleblowers who spoke out against irregular financial practices and consequent industrial relations problems.   HEA officials told the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the report it commissioned to deal with the claims cost €69,000. […]

UL makes €186,000 settlement following sabbatical pay controversy

The University of Limerick (UL) has made a settlement of €186,000 with the Revenue Commissioners after issues were raised about how the university paid staff on sabbatical leave.   Concerns over the payment of staff on sabbatical leave emerged during questioning of UL’s financial accounts for 2014/15. The revelations form part of a wider controversy […]

Alert issued by the UL following outbreak of STDs

The University of Limerick has issued an “urgent alert” to its student body via email today regarding an outbreak of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).   The email alert, sent out by Dr Ronan Ryder on behalf of the Student Health Centre, warned all students of “an outbreak of gonorrhoea and chlamydia on campus.” The email […]

University of Limerick denies allegations of misconduct

The University of Limerick (UL) has rejected calls by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to launch an independent inquiry into allegations of misconduct at the university.   The allegations concern the treatment of staff members and former employees who drew attention to alleged financial irregularities of human resource management in September 2015. A number of […]

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