Despite all the pre-election promises and soothing words of support from Fine Gael and the Labour Party for WIT’s campaign for university status, the college’s ambitions were cruelly shot down in flames in the Dáil yesterday (Thursday) afternoon by the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn.
John Halligan, who eloquently outlined the need for a University of the South East based in Waterford, Minister Quinn shocked many in the Dail with his hard-nosed answer.