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Written answers

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Department of Education and Skills

Technological Universities

Photo of John LahartJohn Lahart (Dublin South West, Fianna Fail)
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149. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the steps he has taken to ensure that the name Tallaght will remain in the name of the Institute of Technology, Tallaght under the Technological Universities Bill 2015 changes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44879/17]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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The name of a technological university will be a matter in the first instance for the institutes applying for designation as a technological university.

I understand that in the case of TU4Dublin, the consortium is about to commence a process to seek input from stakeholders on the potential name for the new technological university, should their application be successful. This process will also take proposals on how the individual campuses within the technological university will be named.

Where a consortium is successful in seeking designation as a technological university, the name of the technological university will be specified in the order being made to establish the new technological university.

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