IT upgrade makes Ennis a university town

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The announcement this week that Ennis is to become a university town has been described as ‘fantastic news’ for the county capital and the entire region. The green light has been given for a new Technological University in the Mid-West and Midlands. Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has designated Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology Ireland’s next technological university …” (more)

[Clare Champion, 8 May]

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LIT President Warns New Financial Model Needed To Ensure Technological University Is Sustainable

Posted in Governance and administration on May 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The President of LIT is warning that a new financial model for higher education will have to be developed to ensure its transition into a technological university is sustainable. It comes as the institution has confirmed a new entity in conjunction with Athlone IT will be formed by the autumn, which will see a technological university in the Midlands and the Midwest …” (more)

[Clare FM, 5 May]

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Limerick IT and Athlone IT to merge to form new technological university

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A new technological university has been announced for the Midlands and the Midwest, the Minister for Further Education has announced. Minister Simon Harris revealed that Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology would be joining together to form a new technological university …” (more)

[Brendan Kelly Palenque, Independent, 5 May]

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Technological Universities – Thurles and Clonmel

Posted in Governance and administration on April 30th, 2021 by steve

IrelandMartin Browne (Tipperary, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made towards giving Thurles and Clonmel university towns status; the approximate date by which such status will be formally announced; the requirements such status will make of his Department in terms of further investment in the Thurles and Clonmel campuses; his views on the benefits this status will give to County Tipperary as an educational hub; his further views on the benefits this status will have for educational access locally; his vision for the future of the LIT campuses in Clonmel and Thurles; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 28 April]

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An Bord Pleanala makes decision on Limerick student halls project

Posted in Governance and administration on March 31st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“An Bord Pleanala has given the go-ahead to a multi-storey student complex in the shadow of Thomond Park. The national appeals body rejected the recommendation of its own inspector in order to approve the multi-million euro project, which will see the former Hassett’s Bar – closed for a decade – demolished …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 30 March]

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Covid-19: Galway and Limerick third-level students register nearly 250 cases

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Almost 250 Covid-19 cases have occurred in outbreaks among third-level students in Galway and Limerick despite colleges being largely closed, according to public health officials. In Galway, 135 cases have been confirmed among students, along with 35 suspected cases. Another 30 students were being tested on Monday …” (more)

[Paul Cullen, Irish Times, 15 December]

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Third Technological University on course for 2021

Posted in Governance and administration on November 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A new technological university with a student population of up to 15,000 students across six campuses has taken a step closer after Limerick Institute of Technology and Athlone Institute of Technology formally submitted its application to Government today …” (more)

[Cathy Halloran, RTÉ News, 23 November]

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Minister Harris welcomes application for TU status from Athlone and Limerick Institutes of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on November 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris today (Monday) welcomed the application to establish a new technological university in the Midlands and Mid-West from Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology …” (more)

[gov.ie, 23 November]

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Spike in Covid cases in Limerick linked to ‘student activity’

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Student activity and a​ ‘large outbreak’ at University Hospital Limerick are being cited as the primary reasons for a spike in cases of Covid-19 in Limerick. More than 460 cases of the disease have been reported across the city and county over the past two weeks with 85 being reported on Monday alone – the highest daily figure since the pandemic began …” (more)

[David Hurley and Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 18 November]

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Technological Universities – Athlone IT and Limerick IT

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2020 by steve

IrelandMichael Lowry (Tipperary, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his objectives and plans to grant technological university status further to an application by Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology; his views on the application which will incorporate the satellite campuses of Thurles and Clonmel, County Tipperary; the budget available to implement plans for this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 20 October]

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Limerick IT – Coonagh site

Posted in Governance and administration on October 2nd, 2020 by steve

IrelandAlan Kelly (Tipperary, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the construction of the Limerick Institute of Technology Coonagh site in Limerick City; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 30 September]

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LIT students expected to attend some lectures on campus

Posted in Teaching on September 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Students returning to Limerick Institute of Technology are expected to attend lectures practicals and tutorials on the college campus at least once a week, and up to four times a week for some courses …” (more)

[Cathy Halloran, RTÉ News, 1 September]

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Government announces new campus development at Limerick Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Government has announced a new development for Limerick Institute of Technology’s campus, as part of a series of major capital projects to increase student capacity nationwide. Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris announced that there will be an increase of 8,000 additional student spaces across the country, thanks to a programme to deliver 11 new higher education buildings …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 18 August]

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AIT-LIT consortium to form a European University with international partners

Posted in Governance and administration on July 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The AIT and LIT consortium has been successful in its application to join a new, forward-thinking education alliance intended to increase collaboration between Europe’s universities …” (more)

[Athlone Advertiser, 23 July]

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LIT to increase courses in areas of high workplace demand

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is to increase its offering of targeted courses in areas of high workplace demand by almost 30%, to meet the skill needs of growth sectors across the Midwest …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 14 July]

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Limerick Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on July 10th, 2020 by steve

IrelandCathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration will be given to including Limerick Institute of Technology in plans for the Munster Technological University in addition to Cork Institute of Technology and IT Tralee …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 7 July]

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LIT Gaelic Grounds to continue as Covid-19 Test Centre and host GAA matches

Posted in Governance and administration on July 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The LIT Gaelic Grounds is to remain a Covid-19 Test Centre when Limerick GAA competitive fixtures return next week. For the coming months, the Ennis Road venue will uniquely play host to hurling and football matches and a Covid-19 testing facility …” (more)

[Jerome O’Connell, Limerick Leader, 9 July]

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LIT President Vincent Cunnane

Posted in Governance and administration on June 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“LIT President Vincent Cunnane joined Gavin on Wednesday’s Morning Focus to outline what education will look like when students return, and to discuss some funding issues in third level education …” (audio)

[Clare FM, 24 June]

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Limerick Institute of Technology unveils roadmap to reopening its campuses

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on May 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology has unveiled the roadmap to reopening its campuses and outlined preliminary plans for the new 2020-2021 academic year. The institute of technology which has campuses in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, has operated its teaching, learning and administrative work through essentially online means since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions on March 12 …” (more)

[Donal O’Regan, Limerick Leader, 29 May]

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Limerick student village plan goes back to An Bord Pleanala

Posted in Governance and administration on May 19th, 2020 by steve

“Multi-million euro proposals to transform a long-derelict site opposite Punch’s Cross are back on the table. Despite ambitions proposals for a huge student halls and build-to-rent residential development being rejected by An Bord Pleanala last year, Cloncarragh Developments are back with a similar project at the old Dan Ryan garage site on one of the key routes into the city …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 19 May]

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