IT Carlow gets one step closer to having smoke-free campus today

Posted in Governance and administration on February 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“IT Carlow takes one big step towards becoming a smoke-free campus today. From today smoking will be banned from all the main outdoor areas …” (more)

[MaryAnn Vaughan, KCLR 96 FM, 15 February]

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Carlow IT is banning smoking from all main outdoor areas

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Institute of Technology Carlow is banning smoking from all its main outdoor areas. From next month, lighting up will be restricted to three designated shelters across the campus to create a smoke-free environment …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 February]

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Legislation for Technological University for South East in final stages

Posted in Governance and administration on January 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Legislation to pave the way for a Technological University for the South East is in its final stages. That’s according to the Education Minister Richard Bruton who is in IT Carlow today for a special education forum …” (more)

[MaryAnn Vaughan, KCLR FM, 17 January]

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TU Process Labelled ‘A Fudge’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Technological University (TU) process which the Waterford IT/IT Carlow bid is party to has been described as ‘a fudge’ by a former member of WIT’s Governing Body. Independent City and County Councillor Mary Roche expressed her fears about the entire process to The Munster Express, which she feels, comes with a hint of ‘Groundhog Day’ to it from a WIT perspective …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 3 January]

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Technological Universities – Waterford IT and IT Carlow

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2017 by steve

IrelandMick Wallace (Wexford, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has satisfied himself with the progress on the creation of a university for the south east, if he has satisfied himself with the progress of the proposed acquisition of land for a new Institute of Technology Carlow campus in County Wexford, if either will address the third-level educational deficit faced by persons in County Wexford and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 6 December]

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Mixed Views expressed on Waterford/Carlow TU bid

Posted in Governance and administration on November 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“WIT lecturer and South East Economic Monitor co-author Ray Griffin has re-iterated his fears about the proposed merging of Waterford and Carlow ITs under the Technological University of the South East (TUSE) banner. Speaking in an independent capacity at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation held in City Hall on Tuesday last, Dr Griffin claimed that the amended Technological University Bill (2015) wasn’t ‘a credible plan’ …” (more)

[Munster Express, 23 November]
[See also Waterford & South East Economic Analysis (15 November)]

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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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