University of Limerick got legal threat over report into €8m site purchase

University says it is unable to publish KPMG report into acquisition of Dunnes site until threat is ‘reviewed’

University of Limerick (pictured): body’s president told the Public Accounts Committee she could not release major report into controversial acquisition of a site in city centre

The University of Limerick (UL) received a legal threat over the publication of a long-awaited report into its controversial decision to purchase a site in the city for €8 million.

UL, which has been heavily scrutinised over its acquisition of the former Dunnes Stores site in 2019, is under pressure to release the findings of a KMPG report it commissioned into the episode.

The consultancy was asked to carry out a review of the purchase ...