Thursday, 25 May 2017
Department of Education and Skills
Institutes of Technology
103. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of plans for a proposed third level campus on a 35 acre site on the outskirts of Wexford town; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25115/17]
The Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow) already has a campus based in Wexford town, which offers an extensive range of award qualifications from Level 6 through to postgraduate Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
My Department is supportive of the proposed acquisition by Carlow IT of a site in Wexford for development of a new purpose-built campus. Funding has been allocated to enable IT Carlow to acquire this site.
More broadly, there are plans in place for the development of a Technological University for the whole South-East region consisting of a consortium involving IT Carlow and Waterford Institute of Technology.