Linkedin Attending the UL Scholarships 2015 for 1st year students from Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh were recipients Sarah Murphy (Maths Science), Lauren McCutcheon (Science), Chris O’Halloran (Science), principal Donnacha Ó Treasaigh, James Lillis (Applied Physics), guidance counsellor Anne Marie Greene, Sarah Murray (Business and French) and Aileen McDermott (Applied Physics). Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22THE University of Limerick this week presented almost €100,000 worth of scholarships to its first year students in recognition of their Leaving Certificate achievements.UL awarded 49 first year students €2,000 entrance scholarships for the fourth year running.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The entrance scholarships, which are offered to students who began their undergraduate studies in the autumn semester for the academic year 2015/16, were established in 2012 as the University celebrated its 40th Anniversary.President of UL, Professor Don Barry congratulated all the recipients: “To our award winners today let me say that I have no doubt that your work ethic and drive for excellence will be the foundation for your success in the years ahead. This occasion offers the due public recognition of your hard work, dedication and achievement. It is also a day of pride for your families and friends. I wish you continued success and we look forward to hearing about your progress in the years ahead.”Awardees were joined at a special presentation ceremony in UL by their parents and former school principals.Each student received a commemorative certificate marking their significant achievement.The Scholarships are awarded to incoming students based on their performance in the Leaving Certificate determined by their CAO points.The scholarships are on offer across all disciplines including nine scholarships for each faculty of Science and Engineering, Kemmy Business School, Education and Health Sciences, and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. There are also two scholarships for the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and two scholarships for inter-faculty programmes such as BA Law and Accounting and BA International Insurance and European Studies.In addition ten scholarships were awarded to incoming mature students and five Women in Engineering Awards were also presented to top scoring female applicants to programmes in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.Also presented on the day were: The University Mature Student Scholarship, The Microsemi Scholarship, The Stryker Scholarship, The Edith and Leslie Downer Scholarship, The Elaine Fagan Scholarship and The Paddy Dooley Scholarship. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Twitter TAGSeducationlimerickProf Don BarryschalarshipsThe University of Limerick Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous article#WATCH Clare Daly served 1 hour in Limerick PrisonNext articleAnother week, another honour for Limerick’s top sporting hero John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsUniversity awards €100,000 in scholarships to new studentsBy John Keogh – December 9, 2015 2129 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Governor Jim Douglas today announced the appointment of Tayt Brooks as Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Economic and Community Development. Brooks joined the Douglas Administration late last year as Deputy Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs. When the Department of Housing and Community Affairs merged with the Department of Economic Development, Brooks served as Deputy Commissioner for the new Department of Housing, Economic and Community Development.“I’m excited to appoint Tayt to lead this Department,” said Governor Douglas. “His experience in the private sector and in state government, along with his experience working with members of the General Assembly, makes Tayt a natural fit to advance policies that will help create jobs and grow our economy.”Brooks previously worked as the Government Affairs Director for the Home Builders’ & Remodelers’ Association of Northern Vermont where he worked on important legislation such as the Growth Centers and New Neighborhoods bills. A native of St. Albans, Brooks is a graduate of Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans and St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.Source: Governor’s office. 10.2.2009
United, the 2017 winners, face FC Copenhagen in Monday’s quarter-final in Cologne while Serie A runners-up Inter take on Bayer Leverkusen in a clash of former UEFA Cup champions at Dusseldorf Arena. Topics : Manchester United, Inter Milan and Sevilla headline a quintet of former champions travelling to Germany for a remodeled eight-team straight knockout tournament that will crown the winner of a Europa League campaign heavily disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.All games from the quarter-finals onwards in this season’s competition will be played behind closed doors as one-off ties across four venues — Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Gelsenkirchen — following a five-month interruption.While a Champions League berth still awaits the victor of the final in Cologne on August 21, much has changed since the COVID-19 outbreak that brought European football to a standstill in March. “There are rules and regulations on the bubble that’s going to travel. We’ve got to stick together, stay together in and around the hotel and the training ground,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of the strict health protocols clubs must respect.Players and staff will undergo virus testing before departing for Germany and again on the eve of a match once arriving, a process repeated for each subsequent game in the final tournament.UEFA has advised teams to travel on charter flights and minimize contact with the general public, strongly recommending the use of exclusive hotels — to which players will largely be confined — in order to avoid potential cross-contamination. Masks will not be required for substitutes and coaching staff but they must maintain social distancing when seated, with players instructed to limit contact as much as possible when warming up. Match balls will be disinfected before kick-off and at half-time. Premier League collision course England forward Jesse Lingard, who played in United’s 2-0 win over Ajax in the final three years ago, is confident the team can capture the title for a second time. “We can’t wait to get there and play this game now. 100 per cent I want to win it again,” Lingard told MUTV.”Lifting a trophy is a special feeling you can’t really explain and winning it before you take that confidence forward. We have got a mixture of youth and experience in the squad and for the young lads to win their first trophy, it will be perfect for them.”Should United advance to the last four they would face either Sevilla — who have won the Europa League and its precursor, the UEFA Cup, a record five times — or Premier League rivals Wolves in Cologne on August 16.Wolves are through to a first European quarter-final since 1972 but were punished by UEFA in midweek after failing to comply with Financial Fair Play requirements. They take on Sevilla in Duisburg on Tuesday.Meanwhile, Inter beat Getafe 2-0 in a single-leg last-16 tie Wednesday in Gelsenkirchen, and Antonio Conte’s men harbor hopes of adding to the three UEFA Cups won in the 1990s.”This is an important competition. It doesn’t matter where and under what conditions you’re playing, you should only be focused on the upcoming match,” midfielder Christian Eriksen told Inter TV.”It’s certainly not as fun playing without fans, the atmosphere isn’t there. We’ll try to excite them while they’re watching on TV, and we’re hoping that we’ll be able to embrace our supporters again soon.”Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk, winners of the 2009 edition, play Swiss outfit Basel in the other quarter-final in Gelsenkirchen.This year’s Europa League final was initially due to be played in the Polish city of Gdansk in late May before the health crisis forced a change of plans.Gdansk will host next year’s final instead.