There is further good news on the jobs front today with details emerging of an expansion plan at the University of Limerick.
As we put our Commemorative 2013 BDO Times newspaper to bed, it is fitting that we end the year on such a high.
This week we will host over 150 guests to celebrate the year gone by and job creation will be a significant theme on the night.
An estimated 700 of the jobs will be in construction and nearly 300 will be created on the existing campus as well as at a new campus in Limerick city centre.
The European Investment Bank is providing over €100m to UL for its capital development plan, which will see 12 new buildings on the north and south campus, a new clinical education research building and a new city centre campus.
The university is spending €224m overall on the plan.
Professor Don Barry, President of the University of Limerick, said the expansion will “transform education and student life for future generations” and will provide an economic boost in Limerick. (Source RTÉ News)