Archive for Don Barry

Green light for UL library extension

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 February 2011 by Steve

“UL President, Professor Don Barry has welcomed today’s announcement that the extension of the Glucksman Library is to be progressed with the selection of the preferred bidder for the Public Private Partnership to undertake this construction project …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 18 February]

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Limerick’s quiet revolution

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

“For such a modest, self-effacing figure, the UL president, Don Barry has generated a good deal of headlines this year. First, there was controversy about his ‘lavish’ and ‘extravagant’ €1 million home on the campus. Fine Gael leader, Edna Kenny, dived in suggesting the money might have been better spent on student services …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 7 December]

University of Limerick graduates urged to become ‘giants’ for future generations

Posted in Life with tags , on 27 August 2010 by Steve

“‘The path ahead is not certain’,” University of Limerick president Prof Don Barry told thousands of graduates during the conferring ceremonies this week. Armed with their degrees – like tens of thousands of others across the State seeking employment – the path they take, whether they realise it or not, is largely down to them alone, he said …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 27 August]

Private fund used to build UL chief’s €2m home

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 28 May 2010 by Steve

“A controversial new residence built for a university president cost more than €2m but was financed totally through private funds, a report has revealed. Details of the construction costs of the luxury house for University of Limerick (UL) president Prof Don Barry were revealed following a Freedom of Information request to the Department of Education …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan and Fergus Black, Independent, 28 May]

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]

University of Limerick chief’s home defended as ‘progressive’ and ‘exciting’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“‘Progressive’ and ‘exciting’ is how Labour city councillor Tom Shortt described the new president’s residence at the University of Limerick, which others have termed ‘lavish’ and ‘extravagant’ in the current economic climate. However, Cllr Shortt said just because this was a period of cutbacks, didn’t mean we should abandon visionary ideas …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan and Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 5 February]

Mary I head defends University of Limerick president’s new home

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 February 2010 by Steve

“The head of Mary Immaculate College believes the University of Limerick has been unfairly criticised in some media reports on the construction of a multi-million residence for its president. Peadar Cremin, president of Mary Immaculate College and a member of UL’s Governing Authority, said UL had been phenomenally successful in its fundraising, and the generosity of their donor, Chuck Feeney, should be celebrated …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan and Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 3 February]