Taoiseach Calls for Progress on Waterford/Carlow TU Bid

TUSE application due in second half of this year Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and IT Carlow (ITC) have been urged by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to advance their merger process if they wish to achieve a Technological University of the South East (TUSE). Mr Varadkar made the call at the Project Ireland 2040 showcase held at [...]


Leo: “Get on with TU Proposal”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has appealed to the leaderships of both Waterford and Carlow Institutes of Technology to agree on their merger plan in advance of formally submitting a bid for Technological University (TU) status. Speaking at the WIT Arena on Friday last, hours after the TU Bill passed through its final stages in the Oireachtas, Mr [...]


Women in Stem and The Numbers Game

Regina Moran took to the rostrum at the WIT Arena on Thursday morning last and beat the drum for female Leaving Cert students to consider a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM). The lack of young women in such lecture halls is something the Clonmel native is personally familiar with. When she took her [...]


TU Upgrade Would “diminish” WIT

Further fears expressed as new book on RTCs hits the shelves “On 19 January 1997, the Department of Education issued a press release announcing that the Regional Technical College, Waterford was to be retitled Waterford Institute of Technology; the details of the announcement were carried in the Irish Times on 21 January. (Joe) McGarry recalls [...]


WLR launches Business Show “The Hot Desk”

WLR is launching a new weekly business show on Wednesday evenings, ‘The Hot Desk’, which will be presented by Julie Smyth. The show will keep listeners up to date with the latest developments in personal finance and consumer issues and provide a forum to analyse and reflect on Waterford’s renaissance. Waterford native Julie is a former BBC [...]