Dáil debates

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

 

1:10 pm

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)

Yes, I will. Of course, DKIT will get a fair crack of the whip. I have visited the college and it does a super job. Like all other third level institutions, it makes the case for increased funding. We have an ambition to create technological universities. There is already one and we would like to create many more. Advantages will flow from creating technological universities, but the benchmarks that have to be met to qualify technically for the status are clear. It is not a question of political decision-making, but of independent scrutiny and meeting the criteria.

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