Former chief operating officer takes High Court case against University of Limerick

Report into dispute which relates to purchase of former Dunnes Stores site is held up by legal proceedings

Professor Kerstin Mey, president of UL, wrote to the PAC to tell its members that the report into purchase of the former Dunnes Stores site had been ‘received by the university and circulated to key individuals named in the report’. Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

Gerry O’Brien, the former chief operating officer at the University of Limerick, has filed High Court proceedings against the university.

No statement of claim has yet been filed in the case and O’Brien, who announced his resignation as chief operating officer at UL in January, declined to respond to a request for comment.

A spokesman for the university said, “UL is declining to comment at this time.”

The Business Post understands that the law suit ...