University Campus must be in Kilkenny – McGuinness

Posted in Governance and administration on July 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Deputy John McGuinness has called on Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, to progress a university for the South East and has pointed to Kilkenny for its location for a campus. He joins all of the elected representatives from the region in a campaign to deliver a regional university …” (more)

[Mary Cody, Kilkenny People, 28 July]

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Third-level college with 1,000 students proposed for Kilkenny

Posted in Governance and administration on April 30th, 2018 by steve

“A new third-level college should be created in an urban renewal area of Kilkenny city focusing on design, crafts, animation, heritage, tourism and the agri-food sectors, according to a new report. The report, which will be launched by Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor on Monday, recommends the proposed 1,000-student campus should tie in with plans for a Technological University of the South East (TUSE) which is being jointly pursued by Waterford IT and IT Carlow …” (more)

[Tim O’Brien, Irish Times, 29 April]

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Absence of university ‘not affecting jobs’ in Kilkenny

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

Ireland“The chief executive of the Industrial Development Agency says Kilkenny has two Institute of Technologies which is delivering a ‘flow of skills’ after a local TD expressed concern the county was disadvantaged in terms of job creation by its lack of a third level institution …” (more)

[Darren Hassett, Kilkenny People, 20 October]

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High demand for third-level in the South East

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 24th, 2010 by steve

“The newly opened M9 motorway means that the centre of Kilkenny is within 30 minutes of three third-level institutions, but the high level of people accepting offers from Waterford IT shows just how much demand there is for further opportunity, according to Cllr Pat O’Neill (FG) …” (more)

[Kilkenny People, 21 September]