12 November 2020
By Tom Collins
Padraig O’Sullivan, Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central has welcomed the establishment of the Munster Technological University.
Deputy O’Sullivan commented “This is a landmark development for the South West. The new technological university will be formed by Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee and will be formally established on 1st January 2021.
“The new university will cater for 18,000 students spread across five campuses at CIT Bishopstown, IT Tralee, CIT School of Music, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, and the National Maritime College of Ireland in Ringaskiddy.
“The establishment of the Munster Technological University will stimulate a more balanced growth of population and employment across Ireland. It will also help to make higher education more accessible. A Technological University in this region will mean more students than ever stay locally and indeed are attracted to the area to further their education.
“This is a great result for the region as a whole. It will help us continue to produce a well-educated, highly skilled workforce which in turn leads to continued investment and attraction of new business to the region.
“I want to commend Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Tralee Technology for their hard work and efforts to get to this stage” concluded O’Sullivan