Waterford’s case for a university

“Madam, – A year has passed since the publication of the Port report on the readiness of Waterford IT to serve as a university for the south-east. Since then, after a change of Education Minister, and six months beyond the statement by Minister O’Keefe in October that a decision would be made ‘in the coming weeks’, the case lies dormant and seemingly ignored. The south-east region provides residence for over 460,000 people who are awaiting the opportunity to provide for themselves – the same opportunity afforded to all other, similarly sized regions in Ireland. Years have passed since this question was first brought before government and a point of stagnation has been reached due to the inertia displayed on this matter by political leaders …” (more)

[Jonathan Brazil, Irish Times, 27 February]

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