Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Department of Education and Skills
Institutes of Technology
The development of a new purpose-built higher education campus in Wexford is being progressed by IT Carlow. IT Carlow is a member of the Technological University For South East Ireland (TUSEI) consortium, and it is envisaged that the Wexford campus would form part of the multi-campus TU.
My Department has agreed to provide funding for acquisition of a site for the new campus. The focus of IT Carlow is currently on securing a suitable site for the development.
Given the commercial sensitivities associated with site acquisitions generally, I am not in a position to comment any further on the site acquisition process. However, I can confirm to the Deputy that both IT Carlow and my Department remain fully committed to the development of a purpose-built higher education campus in Wexford.