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University of Limerick host its 10th annual Women’s Day conference

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first_imgMunster secure golfing victory in Vilamoura Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Limerick school surprised with wild card for Junk Kouture finals Email Singles Stableford qualifier for Hunt Museum’s Pro-Am team Print Facebook BNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneurs center_img Previous articleFinal call for Limerick primary schools to enter 2018 Our World Irish Aid AwardsNext articleBank of Ireland celebrate International Women’s Day with an exciting announcement Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie News in briefs and round-ups RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsUniversity of Limerick host its 10th annual Women’s Day conferenceBy Staff Reporter – March 8, 2018 1982 Limerick students bag a spot in Junk Kouture finals TAGS#PressforProgressBank of IrelandBrenda RomeroBrid HoranDavid WallaceDELL EMCNorthern TrustSTEMstudentsUniversity of LimerickWiSTEM2D The main building at the University of LimerickUniversity of Limerick  hosted its 10th annual International Women’s Day conference today. The conference entitled #PressforProgress was supported by Northern Trust, Johnson & Johnson, Dell EMC and Bank of Ireland and was attended by members of the Mid-West business and education community.The conference was chaired by Brid Horan, former Deputy CEO of ESB and a member of the steering committee and former chair of the 30% Club, formed in 2015 with a goal to achieve better gender balance at all levels in leading Irish businesses.Contributors from across industry and academia discussed the topic of Women Pressing for Progress.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL lecturer Brenda Romero, a BAFTA award-winning game designer, artist and Fulbright scholar spoke about her experience since she entered the video game industry in 1981. As a designer, she has worked on 47 games and contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series and titles in the Ghost Recon, Dungeons & Dragons and Def Jam franchises.Further discussion focused on the challenges facing Women in STEM.Marie Connolly, Head of Equality and Diversity, University of Limerick said “UL is delighted to be celebrating the 10th year of its Annual International Women’s Day Conference in collaboration with industry partners, Northern Trust, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of Ireland, Maples and DellEMC who have been partnering with us on the conference and gender projects for many years.Also at the conference, Ian Headon, Senior Vice President of Northern Trust interviewed former Ireland rugby international David Wallace who is also Regional Business Development Manager at Bank of Ireland.A number of second and third year UL students participating in the WiSTEM2D programme were presented with awards at the event. The WiSTEM2D: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design (STEM2D) programme was established by Johnson & Johnson in 2015 with the aim of providing additional support at undergraduate level and encouraging women into exciting STEM careers.A total of 20 students from science, technology, engineering, maths, manufacturing, and design courses were selected to participate. As part of the programme, these students met at workshops where they discussed their experiences as women pursuing a career in STEM, listened to female STEM role models and engaged in projects that aimed to challenge STEM stereotypes.The students worked in groups to produce five videos that aimed to specifically target stereotypes in design, engineering, biology, technology and chemistry.University of Limerick also hosted other International Women’s Day events, including the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre’s launch of Women in SSPC, WiSSPC. WiSSPC is a networking and developing initiative designed to accelerate female professional development in SSPC. Chaired by Professor Michael Zaworotko, SSPC director, keynote speaker was Domhnait Gleeson of Science Foundation Ireland.More about education here. WhatsApplast_img read more

July’s trolley figures were the worst ever

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first_imgJoint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County Council, HSE, UL Hospitals and An Garda Síochána Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHL University Hospital LimerickRECORD numbers of patients had to wait for a bed after being admitted to hospital last month with University Hospital Limerick (UHL) faring worst of all.9,439 hospital patients were forced to wait without a bed, the highest number ever recorded in July, according to a new monthly analysis by the INMO.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Limerick, 1,293 patients had to be accommodated on trolleys or in overflow wards until a bed in a regular ward was freed up.Compared to July 2018, there has been an increase of 33 per cent. When records began in 2006, there were 3,460 patients on trolleys in July, which is around a third of this month’s figure.At that time, the INMO did not count patients waiting for a bed in overflow wards or areas other than the ED, however.Among the 9,439 patients were 45 children.INMO Director of Industrial Relations, Tony Fitzpatrick.INMO Director of Industrial Relations, Tony Fitzpatrick said thatevery day there are hundreds of patients languishing in corridors, waiting for a hospital bed.“Currently over 700 patients cannot be discharged from hospital. In the meantime, hundreds of frontline nursing and midwifery posts are currently vacant due to the HSE’s dysfunctional and bureaucratic employment control processes,” he added.UHL group has consistently said that they do not have adequate bed numbers for the population they service.A 60 bed-block is currently underway and there are plans for a new block to provide more than 90 additional beds. TAGShealthHSEINMOLimerick City and CountyNewsUHLuniversity hospital limerick Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Twitter WhatsApp Email Previous articleLimerick movie jobs to rise from €45 million foundationNext articleThe Murder Capital / Steamboat Music album event Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Printcenter_img SCAM ALERT: HSE warn of bogus calls following cyber attack Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites NewsHealthJuly’s trolley figures were the worst everBy Bernie English – August 1, 2019 130 World Sepsis Day – Have You Asked, ‘Could it be Sepsis?’last_img read more

Former Chair of Independent Fianna Fail would welcome its re-establishment

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first_img Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp The former Chair of Independent Fianna Fáil, said that the merger of Independent Fianna Fáil and the main Fianna Fáil party never really worked, and that it was a mistake.Speaking to Raidió na Gaeltachta Jimmy Begley said that Independent Fianna Fáil had never really been welcomed into the Fianna Fáil camp, that they had always been viewed as the enemy.He described the situation as ‘them and us’.Mr Begley also said that the merger had never really been completed on the ground, and that only some of the positions on the committee had been filled.He said that he would welcome the re-establishment of Independent Fianna Fáil, but feared that it may be too late. By News Highland – September 8, 2011 Former Chair of Independent Fianna Fail would welcome its re-establishment Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleFuture of Town Councils set to top the agenda at LAMA conferenceNext articleTwo men appear in Buncrana court on petrol bomb charges News Highland Twitter Pinterest Google+ Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Newsx Adverts Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more