Doubts over University of Limerick’s new city centre campus due to funding shortfall

New documents seen by the Business Post show the government was warned just 300 students could be educated at the former Dunnes site instead of the planned 4,000 without an €87m government grant

The development is located at the old Dunnes Stores site on the banks of the river Shannon

Plans to educate thousands of third-level students at a major development in Limerick city centre are in doubt after one of the country’s biggest universities failed to win an €87 million government grant to help build a landmark new campus, the Business Post can reveal.

New documents, seen by this newspaper, show the government was warned the University of Limerick (UL) would likely be able to educate just 300 students at the site without funding ...