The University of Limerick (UL) has been funding garda patrols in estates near the Casteltroy campus for the past week, to help keep local residents “safe”, following a number of violent incidents and parties involving large gatherings of students, a University spokesman confirmed.
UL had previously financed garda patrols in the estates after a massive street party last March, which allegedly breached Covid-19 public health guidelines. A number of arrests were also made for alleged drugs and public order offences.
The patrols ended later, however, UL confirmed that they began funding “extra garda patrols” in the same flashpoint areas last week, following a number of incidents.
“UL is working with An Garda Síochána and funding extra Garda patrols of the estates in the vicinity of the campus to help keep everyone safe,” a UL spokesman said.
They added that “while UL cannot be a responder to off-campus incidents, which