Catholic college poised for boost

Staff Reporter

One of the country’s leading Catholic colleges is poised for a boost in student numbers as a result of a major building development project.

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, is set to record a 16% rise in student numbers in the coming year bringing the student body to in excess of 3,500 in September 2015. The increased numbers will be provided for by two major capital development projects undertaken by the college. This figure will be boosted by growing numbers of international students.

The former Mount complex, on the South Circular Road, has been purchased by the college and will be refurbished to house the increased numbers of postgraduate and research students.

A more ambitious plan is also afoot to build a new, technologically advanced and future-proofed library building at the heart of the campus.