COUNCILLORS ANTICIPATE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BENEFITS FOR MONAGHAN FROM DUNDALK-BASED TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

5 November 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Dundalk Institute of Technology’s advancing ambition to become a technological university was given an enthusiastic endorsement by the members of Monaghan Co Council on Monday. A DkIT delegation headed by institute President Michael Mulvey found its appeal for support for the project an easy sell, with the Monaghan public representatives anticipating considerable benefits for established local businesses from the development and an enhancement of both third level educational access for local students and the county’s graduate retention figures.

The view was also expressed that Co Monaghan’s longmourned failure to attract significant foreign direct investment might become a thing of the past if a technological university was on the county’s doorstep. Two DkIT alumni, Fianna Fáil councillor Aoife McCooey and Sinn Féin’s Cathy Bennett, proposed and seconded a motion calling on the Higher Education Authority and the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris TD to make efforts to expedite DkIT’s progression to technological….

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