Naughten welcomes €5m for new University in Athlone

In Business & Jobs, News, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the Government allocation of €5m towards the development of a new Technological University in Athlone, working with Limerick.

The new Shannonside based technological University will be based on two campuses in Athlone and Limerick and will be a huge boost towards attracting new industrial investment throughout our region.

The decision by Athlone IT and Limerick IT to make a joint application for TU designation in the coming weeks is now being supported by Government through a €5m transformation fund investment to develop the use of technology and get both the Athlone & Limerick sites ready for university status.

“Based on the current timelines the new Shannonside based Technological University will be the second such university in the country and the fast-tracking of this application is down to the commitment of the staff and management teams in both Athlone and Limerick,” stated Denis Naughten.

“A further Technological University is to be based on the Connaught Ulster Alliance consortium, comprising Galway-Mayo IT, Letterkenny IT and IT Sligo, who are working towards making a submission for university status towards the end of next year.”