Spending watchdog seeks powers to compel Limerick university to show key report on €8m site purchase

Public Accounts Committee said it needed ‘power of direction’ set down in legislation to force UL to release the tightly held KPMG report

UL has been the subject of controversy for years over its decision to spend €8m on the former Dunnes Stores site in the city centre

The Dáil’s spending watchdog has sought special powers to compel the University of Limerick (UL) to release the contents of an independent investigation into its controversial €8 million purchase of a derelict site in the city centre.

UL has been subject to ongoing controversy over its decision to buy the former Dunnes Stores site on Sarsfield Bridge, after it emerged that no independent valuation had been carried out into the plot before it was purchased, ...