28 December 2020
By Bryan Smyth
Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central has today written to UCC and CIT seeking a meeting to discuss the possibility of the expansion of their campuses into the Northside of Cork city.
Teachta Gould said:
“I have previously engaged with CIT on this issue and I had a very positive response. I would hope that we can work together to develop a campus on the Northside of Cork city.
“Young people on the Northside need to be supported and encouraged to attend third-level. You can’t be what you can’t see and this investment by either UCC or CIT would be a boost to the prospects of young people who feel traditionally excluded from third level.
“The economic benefits would be immense. Cork is a rapidly growing city and we need to work to balance the Northside and the Southside. A university campus on the Northside would be an extremely positive move. I look forward to working with the universities on this initiative.”