Deering Welcomes Taoiseach’s Commitment to University.

9th June, 2012

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s commitment to the setting up of theTechnological University of the South East. At the recent official opening of the Kilkenny Research and Innovation Centre in St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, the Taoiseach gave the proposed venture his full support.

The Kilkenny Research and Innovation Centre which was described by the Taoiseach as a “very impressive R&D centre” was brought about by the combined efforts of Waterford IT and IT Carlow, as well  St. Kieran’s College Trust. Having strong R&D credentials is key to foreign investment and is a critical factor in investors choosing to come here.

Deputy Deering said afterwards that he was “delighted with this top class R&D centre that was so much a South East project, there is no doubt but such a facility will reap huge rewards through investors who have the potential to create sustainable employment choosing the South East as their location.”

“I am also encouraged by the commitment given by the Taoiseach to the long term amalgamation of the two colleges, WIT and IT Carlow to form the Technological University of the South East. Education Minister Ruairi Quinn and our own Minister Phil Hogan have already given their support to the project and this announcement by the Taoiseach is a welcome contribution and further evidence of the Governments commitment to it.”