South East University needed to meet demands of growing jobs market – Deering

2nd June, 2016


Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering has welcomed the Taoiseach’s, Enda Kenny, commitment to the establishment of a Technological University for the South East while speaking in the Dáil (Wednesday) where he confirmed the Government is “fully committed”
The Taoiseach stated “In respect of the establishment of a technological university in the South East, this was one of the first decisions the previous Government made following the closure of TalkTalk. There were quite a number of difficulties along that road. The Government is fully committed, as the previous Government was, to the establishment of a technological university for the south east. I am glad that at long last, after all the difficulties, Waterford and Carlow are getting their act together to establish a technological university with the standards that apply there”.
Deputy Deering stated, “This commitment is most welcome given the disquiet regarding the project following the publication of the Programme for Government. In order for Carlow to feed a growing jobs market I want to see progress now on the proposed Technological University for the South-East (TUSE) – consisting of Waterford
Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow”.
Deering added “The Kelly report said there is no alternative to a merger between Carlow and Waterford Institutes of Technology and I urge the two colleges to continue work together now to move the project on to the next stage of the process as soon as possible. A technology university for the region will secure long term employment and ensure the creation of high quality graduates in key employment sectors”.