Archive for Atlantic Philanthropies

New house on campus for University of Limerick president cost €2.3m

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 31 May 2010 by Steve

“The new residence for the president of the University of Limerick on campus cost €2.3m, a report to the Minister for Education has confirmed. Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe had requested a report on the development and the sources of its funding, after construction began last year …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 31 May]

Research centre for social policy key part of NUIG €140m plan

Posted in research with tags , on 4 March 2010 by Steve

“NUI Galway and Atlantic Philanthropies are to open a €10 million lifecycle institute which will focus on research into key social policy areas. Plans for the multidisciplinary institute are due to be announced today, as part of the university’s €140 million strategic development programme …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 4 March]

‘Secret billionaire’ gave €46m in donations to Limerick in nine years

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 11 February 2010 by Steve

“… The bulk of that funding – close to €40m – has been directed to educational and construction projects at the University of Limerick, which Mr Feeney has had a close association with since it was established as the National Institute of Higher Education in the 1970s. In that 40-year period, it has been estimated that over €100m has been received by UL from the generous donor …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 11 February]

UL granted €17m for ‘vanity projects’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 7 February 2010 by Steve

“The cash-strapped University of Limerick (UL) has spent in excess of €1.1m for a mosaic and €16m on a pedestrian bridge over the Shannon. Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe is to receive a report into spending at the college in the coming days and is said to be deeply concerned about spending after revelations in the Sunday Independent about the €5m spending on two lavish new homes for the college president …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Independent, 7 February]

Billionaire funded UL chief’s €1.1m house

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 30 January 2010 by Steve

“The money for the €1.1m residence for the president of the University of Limerick (UL) was provided by the group backed by Irish-American billionaire Chuck Feeney. Atlantic Philanthropies has poured €1bn into education, health and other social projects in Ireland — two-thirds of it to third-level institutions …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly and others, Independent, 30 January]