Government stance on University bid demonstrates ‘contempt for Waterford’

Ireland“An angry Brian O’Shea has increased his already high levels of vitriol towards Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe, describing the Minister’s refusal to initiate WIT’s submission for university status as ‘outrageous’. The Labour TD said that the ‘woefully inadequate and downright insulting response’ by the Minister was adding insult to injury regarding the Government’s handling of the WIT bid. Earlier this week, the Minister stated that ‘there are no plans to advance any of the current applications for university status before the strategy group completes its work’. And that work won’t may not even completed by the end of this year. ‘We are being bundled with later applications and told to be patient while yet another prevarication process is spun out,’ said Deputy O’Shea …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 27 March]

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