UL President has a house to spare

first_imgAdvertisement The UL President’s house on the Castletroy campusUL President has a house to spare – The UL President’s house on the Castletroy campusTHE UNIVERSITY of Limerick has come under fire for having two official homes for its president and spending money to maintain them while one is not lived in.The first Presidential home at Ballycuggeran in Killaloe was purchased at a cost of almost €500,000 in 1998, but it has remained largely unoccupied since.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The property, set on two acres is a four-storey mezzanine offering views of Lough Derg, and was bought by a philanthropic fund.It is now estimated to be worth €1.5 million but it is not occupied and, along with the second presidential property at Garraun on the Clare side of the UL campus, is costing €109,654.55 in maintenance and continued renovations to date.The Kilalloe property was bought during the time of the university’s second president, Prof Roger Downer, who handed it over on his retirement. The house was leased in May 2009 for 18 months but has since been vacant.Meanwhile. the second property on the Castletroy campus cost €2.2 million to build is now home to the current UL president, Dr Des Fitzgerald and is regularly used for entertaining donors or visiting academics.Limerick Fianna Fáil Deputy Willie O’Dea said that the university should sell or lease the property at Ballycuggeran “to get the best possible use out of it and ease the burden on the taxpayer”.In a statement issued to the Limerick Post, a spokeswoman for the university said that the former UL President’s Residence at Ballycuggeran, Killaloe, was on the market initially but, given the downturn in the property market, it was removed from sale.“The on-campus current President’s Residence was built as a result of a philanthropic donation to the University that was gifted specifically to fund the establishment of an on-campus residence.“The future for the former President’s residence in Killaloe will be considered in due course by the new UL President,” the statement concluded.You can read similar stories in the Limerick Post News section. NewsUL President has a house to spareBy Cian Reinhardt – August 13, 2017 2693 TAGSDr Des FitzgeraldHousingULUniversity of Limerick Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleLimerick craftworkers needed for recycling projectNext articleLimerick’s forgotten Orange heritage Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party Facebook Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties Twitter Email Linkedin Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limericklast_img read more

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New network offers a lifeline to HR

New network offers a lifeline to HROn 8 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article HRdirectors and managers working in the public sector can now share ideas andknowledge via a new networking initiative. TheHuman Resources Performance Improvement Network (HR PIN) has been set up by theInstitute of Public Finance to offer a forum to senior HR to exchange ideas andbest practice across the public sector.HRPIN will provide independent information and hands-on support through a seriesof events held nationally, which will draw attention to the need for strategicworkforce development and flexible ways of employing and managing staff.Membershave access to the HR PIN website, which gives information about publicannouncements and new research, plus hourly updates of news ‘snippets’. Furtherservices include a quarterly newsletter, weekly e-mail updates and additionalsources of information through in-house research and feedback from networkmembers.Thenetwork has an advisory panel made up of leading HR bodies including theSociety of Personnel Officers (Socpo) and the Chartered Institute of Personneland Development.Presidentof Socpo, Mary Mallett, said anything that enables HR professionals to shareinformation and get up-to-the-minute guidance and support should be encouraged.”It can be pretty lonely out there as an HR manager or director, andonline access and telephone advice can be very helpful,” she said.PennyBlundell, lead adviser to HR PIN, said the network offered a unique platformfor those in HR to work together, help develop good practice and build capacityacross the public sector.www.ipf.co.uk/humanresources Related posts:No related photos. read more

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Customers Encouraged To Service Air Conditioners; Reminded Of Rebates For High-Efficiency Cooling systems

first_img With warmer temperatures back in the forecast, Vectren wants to remind customers to have a trained heating and air professional perform routine maintenance on their air conditioning systems to improve efficiency and comfort. Customers should maintain their cooling system to prevent future problems and unwanted costs.“As temperatures push in to the upper 80s and low 90s this weekend, many customers will turn their air conditioners on for the first time,” said Brad Ellsworth, president of Vectren Energy Delivery South. “As we enter the cooling season, its important customers maintain their air conditioning systems properly to ensure they perform optimally during the summer months.”According to www.energystar.gov, routine maintenance check-ups should include the following actions to ensure your house or business stays cool:Check thermostat settings to ensure your cooling system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors.Lubricate all moving parts to reduce friction in motors, which increases the amount of electricity used.Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation.Regularly clean and/or replace your air conditioner filter to help your unit run at full efficiency and supply better air flow.Clear leaves and other debris away from your air conditioner’s condensing unit on the outside of your home and hose off any accumulated dirt.Check your air conditioner’s refrigerant level – too much or too little will make your system less efficient and reduce the life of the equipment.Clean and adjust blower components to reduce problems with air flow, which can also make your system run less efficiently.Vectren offers several energy efficiency and rebate programs for residential and business customers, including cash rebates for residential customers of $200 to $400 for a high-efficiency central air conditioning unit, depending on the SEER level, and heat pumps. Learn more about Vectren’s programs at www.vectren.com/saveenergy or call 866-240-8476. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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