Institutes of Technology: IT Carlow

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2017 by steve

IrelandJames Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to address the delay affecting IT Carlow’s acquisition of a site in County Wexford for development of a new purpose built campus …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 7 November]

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Technological Universities: A South Eastern University

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2017 by steve

IrelandJames Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to use national capital investment to create a south eastern university drawing upon existing institute of technology campuses; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 26 October]

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Technological University for the South-East

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2017 by steve

IrelandSéamus Healy (Tipperary, Workers and Unemployed Action Group): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when he plans to approve the technical university for the south east with the same investment per capita in the region as per the rest of the country and parity in third level financing with existing universities; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 October]

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WIT economist says benefits of Technological University status are unclear

Posted in Governance and administration on September 28th, 2017 by steve

“A WIT economist says it’s not certain what, if any, benefit that Technological University designation would bring to the South East. Waterford and Carlow ITs have committed to merging in a bid to secure TU status, however it’s believed there are still hurdles to clear before a formal application can be made …” (more)

[Anthony McFeely, WLR FM, 26 September]
[Interview with Ray Griffin is available on Soundcloud]

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We’re Down €400m Without A University

Posted in Governance and administration on July 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Waterford city is missing out on an annual spend of €400 million per year, which includes €70m of direct spending, given the ongoing absence of a University headquartered here …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 20 July]

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Institutes of Technology: Proposed Wexford campus

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2017 by steve

IrelandPaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of plans for a proposed third level campus on a 35 acre site on the outskirts of Wexford town; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dail written answers, 25 May]

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Technological Universities: South-East region

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2017 by steve

IrelandMick Wallace (Wexford, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is satisfied with the progress made on the development of a technical university for the south-east region since the TUSE project was initiated in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 May]

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Third Level Institutions Mergers: Waterford IT and Carlow IT

Posted in Governance and administration on March 23rd, 2017 by steve

IrelandJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to progress in talks between Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow Institute of Technology regarding the proposed merger of the two third level institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 March]

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Technological Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2017 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if newly formed technological universities will have the ability to borrow; and if he will make a statement on the matter ….” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 2 March]

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Technological Universities – Wexford

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2017 by steve

IrelandMick Wallace (Wexford, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of any assessment that has been carried out by his Department to establish if there is a need for a higher education institute or university in County Wexford; if such an assessment has not been carried out to date, his plans to initiate one; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 March]

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Technological University should be primarily in Waterford according to Sinn Féin TD

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“David Cullinane has published a document outlining plans for the proposed venture which would see IT Carlow and WIT team up. A new discussion paper is proposing the Technological University for the South East goes ahead but suggests it should be primarily based in Waterford …” (more)

[MaryAnn Vaughan, KCLR 96FM, 27 February]

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Technological Universities – the South-East

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2017 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the names of the stakeholders whom a person (details supplied) identified and met as part of the announcement in November 2014 of a new process of engagement and consultation regarding the technological university for the south east project, including, but not limited to, the names of the local authorities, chamber of commerce employees, enterprise development agencies and social and community groups, in addition to public representatives; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 2 February]

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Technological University for South East still part of Education Minister’s plan

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Minister Richard Bruton says money has been set aside in the Department of Educations budget for their ambitions to develop a Technological University for the South East. The Minister cut the ribbon on the €10m Haughton building at IT Carlow earlier …” (more)

[KCLR96FM, 20 January]

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Brewing by degree at Carlow IoT

Posted in Teaching on September 30th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Institute of Technology Carlow has announced plans for the country’s first Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree programme in Brewing and Distilling. The four-year course, which begins next September, follows two years of research and development by the IoT involving consultation with industry, representative organisations, national bodies and Government …” (more)

[Irish Times, 29 September]

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Higher Education Authority awards €1.5m to South East Institutes of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Over €1m euro has been announced for the South East Technological University Project. The Higher Education Authority says it has allocated €1.5m in funding after it received a joint application by Carlow and Waterford Institutes of Technology …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 14 June]

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Waterford IT and Carlow merger ‘most likely option’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“An ‘integration’ of Waterford and Carlow’s Institutes of Technology remains ‘the most likely option’ when it comes to the delivery of university status for the region. That’s the view which has been re-emphasised by Waterford TD David Cullinane (SF) in a discussion paper that’s been seen by The Munster Express ahead of its publication today (Tuesday) …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 7 June]

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Technological Universities – The South-East

Posted in Governance and administration on June 3rd, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is aware of the Central Statistics Office household quarterly survey, quarter 1 report which shows that unemployment in the south east is dangerously high at 12.5%; if prioritising the development of a technological university in the region is an urgent priority; the steps he will take to ensure the speedy provision of a technological university in the south east; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 June]

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New rules could pave way for WIT to ‘go it alone’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) may now be entitled to apply for Technological University (TU) status as a standalone college, rather than first being obliged to merge with Carlow IT. The ‘Programme for Partnership’ document that Fine Gael provided to Independent TDs at the end of last week is understood to confirm that ITs will not be required to merge in order to gain university status …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 19 May]

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A good day for the University of the South East campaign – no mergers and no Jan O’Sullivan and Tom Boland

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A good day for the University of the South East campaign – no mergers and no Jan O’Sullivan and Tom Boland. John Halligan announced on Facebook that … ‘I have also secured a commitment that the need to merge with another IT will be taken out of the criteria for Technological University Status’ …” (more)

[The John Halligan Facebook post is here]
[University of the South East Campaign, 7 May]

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Regional University will need more than ‘yellow pack’ budget

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Regardless of whether it achieves Technological University status or not, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is in urgent need of multi million euro investment. Reacting to a suggestion by Higher Education Authority member Prof Anthony Staines …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 5 April]

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