Munster Technological University is to be given the green light this afternoon
The Department of Education is expected to this afternoon grant Technological University status to a consortium made up of CIT and IT Tralee.
The move means that students across Munster will have access to a broader range of educational opportunities across six campuses in Cork and Kerry
There will be over 140 course and programmes on offer to students with this nvw venture which has been broadly welcomed by the Tanaiste Simon Coveney
The Munster Technological University has been years in the planning and will be the second Technological University in the state, the Oireachtas will now approve a ministerial order with the TU getting recognition from January 1st next.
Simon Coveney told RedFM News that it it means Cork is getting its second University:
More from Cork
Tusla say they remain committed to improving the care and safeguarding of children in Cork
A recent inspection by HIQA found several areas of significant concern at the Cork child protection and welfare service.
Kerry restaurant owner says he's opening in July and is prepared to be arrested if needs be
Paul Treyvaud says if he is not open by then everything he has worked for is gone.
Cork hotelier says Cork Airport is key in recovery of hospitality sector
A Cork hotelier says Cork Airport will be key in the hospitality sector's recovery Leeside in the years ahead.
Paperwork delays cost Cork University Hospital €186,000 in 2019
The Irish Examiner reports the loss was due to consultants not completing paperwork within 9 months of treating patients.
Teenager in serious condition following shooting in Dublin
A male in his late teens has been seriously injured in a shooting in Dublin’s south inner city.
The top four things you need to know now
The main stories making the headlines across Cork