Dáil debates

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

 

1:10 pm

Photo of Declan BreathnachDeclan Breathnach (Louth, Fianna Fail)

The role played by third level institutions in the regions is invaluable in respect not only of attracting employment but also of providing the skills necessary in the regions, as was instanced last week, when WuXi Biologics in Dundalk announced it would add 200 jobs to its workforce, bringing the total to 600. My question relates to the role of Dundalk Institute of Technology, DKIT, and Letterkenny Institute of Technology, LYIT, in the context of North-South relationships. What efforts are being made to secure additional funding for the two institutions in respect of their cross-Border developments? What programmes are being explored for the post-Brexit environment, in addition to the current programmes available?

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