€10m commitment for UL library project welcomed

Fine Gael TD for Limerick and Party Chairman, Dan Neville TD, has welcomed the commitment made by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, in a letter to Deputy Neville that €10 million has been ring fenced for investment in the University of Limerick library project.

“I was very pleased to hear from the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, that €10 million will be made available in 2015 for the library project at the University of Limerick.”

“In recent times I had been contacted by numerous students of the University of Limerick regarding the need for a Library extension and this is an issue that I have discussed with the Minister on many occasions.

“There are currently over 13,000 students registered with the University of Limerick and the Library at present is designed to cater for a student population of between six and seven students. The extension of the library will, I understand, provide an additional 900 seats for the students.

“I know that the sanctioning of €10 million for the library project in University of Limerick comes as a welcome relief to all the students who are currently dealing with an overcrowded library.”