Posts Tagged ‘merger’

Lecturers still opposed to Waterford/Carlow merger

Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan, who continues to support the Waterford/Carlow IT merger.
Lecturers say they are unconvinced by the academic rationale for the proposed merger between WIT and IT Carlow. Last week, representatives of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) met with Michael Kelly, who was assigned by the Minister for Education to consult with stakeholders regarding the South East Technological University (SETU) proposal. The TUI, which represents over [...]

Botched ‘TU’ merger costs run to €400,000

John Deasy, who has called for a "drilling down" of the governing bodies of both WIT and IT Carlow. 								| Photo: Noel Browne
Almost €400,000 has been spent to date on the planned merger between Waterford’s Institute of Technology and IT Carlow, which was suspended late last year when the former institute pulled out of the negotiations. Last week’s Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was told that the negotiations were at a ‘delicate’ stage and it would not be [...]