Dr Fergal Lynch, Secretary General of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, visits UL

L-R Back Tony O’Donovan, Kerstin Mey, Fergal Lynch, Sean Redmond L-R Front Mary Shire, Michelle Shannon, Conor Rowley, Shane Kilcommins

The University of Limerick was pleased to welcome Dr Fergal Lynch, Secretary General of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs today to discuss the progress of the REPPP project located in the School of Law, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr Lynch was accompanied by Assistant Secretary Michelle Shannon and Principal Officers Tony O’Donovan and Conor Rowley.

Commenting on the Research Evidence into Policy, Programmes and Practice (REPPP) project, Dr Lynch said

New research collaboration between UL and Department of Children and Youth Affairs to design better ways of dealing with ‘Wicked Problems’

Conor Rowley & Prof Sean Redmond

Wicked problems are problems which are resistant to change, which morph over time and turn would-be ideal solutions into worse problems that persist; examples are no-go zones in urban areas, serious drug related activity and lack of pro-social leadership in communities devastated by routine criminal activity. Large scale evidence based programmes tip away at the edge of wicked problems, which severely expose the state, they do not fit into the administrative remit of one state agency or the other. Most significant of all wicked problems tend to be context specific.

International Women's Day 2019

Our Research Impact podcast series has allowed us to showcase the impact of the wide range of research being carried out by our female academics. Prof Anne Mac Farlane, Prof Sheila Killian and Dr Jakki Cooney (l-r above) are just three of the more recent participants in this series. You can check out all of the previous podcasts in this series on our Reseach Impact podcast channel (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podomatic). 

Nexus Life Stories

#nexuslifestories is a series of discussion videos with the companies of Nexus aiming to give unknown insights to that of our members and also to showcase what life is like in the Nexus Innovation Centre. Frawley Branding and JumpAGrade are first up to share their insights and visions for their companies. 

Check out the videos on YouTube

Why involve the public and patients in research?

Anne MacFarlane, Professor of Primary Healthcare Research at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and member of UL’s Health Research Institute talks about her research in the area of Public and Patient Involvement in Research, specifically participatory health research with socially excluded communities.


Tech centres bridging the gap between research and industry

With joint Enterprise Ireland and IDA sponsorship, companies are benefiting from R&D

For the past five years Irish-based companies have benefited from market-focused strategic research and development carried out by a network of technology centres jointly sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. The centres allow Irish companies and multinationals to work together on R&D projects in collaboration with research institutions.

Three new Marie Curie Fellows set to join University of Limerick

Dr Mehakpreet Singh & Dr Ibrahim Saana Aminu, Bernal Institute
Dr Arash Kia, Kemmy Business School

The University of Limerick is set to welcome three new Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Fellows in 2019 with two more on the reserve list. Marie Skłodowska-Curie International Fellowships have been awarded to;

Master Class for 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Cure Individual Fellowships applicants

The University of Limerick invites MSCA-IF applicants to join our free MSCA Master Class on 28-29 May 2019.

These interactive training days focus on proposal preparation for the 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Cure Individual Fellowships call. The MSCA Masterclass is open to eligible applicants who plan to submit a proposal for the 2019 call with University of Limerick as their future Host Institution and who have the support of a UL University supervisor. Researchers currently working at UL and who want to apply for a MSCA Global Fellowship are also welcome.