The list of university clusters, as proposed by the IUA and reported in the Times, doesn’t make sense as reported in the online edition (because the story proposes 5 clusters, but the list it gives has either 4, 6 or 7 clusters on it depending how you interpret it). The IUA website itself doesn’t help. The Times print edition lists the clusters as follows:
North/West: NUI Galway; Galway-Mayo IT; Sligo IT; Letterkenny IT; St Angela’s College; Shannon College of Hotel Management.
Mid-West: University of Limerick; Limerick Institute of Technology; IT Tralee; Mary Immaculate College of Education; St Patrick’s College Thurles.
South: University College Cork; Cork Institute of Technology; Waterford Institute of Technology; Carlow Institute of Technology.
Dublin /North East/ Midlands: NUI Maynooth; Dublin City University; Royal College of Surgeons; Athlone IT; Dundalk IT; National College of Ireland; St Patrick’s College of Education; All Hallows College; Mater Dei Institute; Church of Ireland College of Education and Froebel College of Education.
Dublin: Trinity College; UCD; Royal Irish Academy of Music; Marino Institute of Education; National College of Art and Design; Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dún Laoghaire; Institute of Public Administration; Institute of Bankers.
Further clarification would be welcome!