Labour party leader, Alan Kelly, has said that a Technological University for the Mid West/Midlands will be announced tomorrow. In a press release, Mr Kelly said:
“‘I spoke to Minister Simon Harris yesterday and I’m delighted he’s finally informed me that heal’s announcing today Wednesday May 5th a Technological University for the Mid West/Midlands that involves the coming together of Athlone IT and Limerick IT.
This will create two university towns in Tipperary in both Thurles and Clonmel which will really stimulate the local economies and it present students with greater opportunities in higher education. There will be greater access to a wider range of programmes as well as better research opportunities and this will enhance local regional development.
This decision now needs to be endorsed by both houses of the Oireachtas in the coming weeks and we in the Labour Party will certainly be supporting it. As a result students that graduate for the year 2021/22 will graduate from a Technological University which is fantastic news”