Archive for DkIT

€38m investment in Dundalk IT strengthens northeast – Taoiseach

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 12 February 2011 by Steve

“An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen TD, said today (Fri) that the completion of a €38m capital investment at the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) campus represents a vote of confidence in the Institute’s future and will help further strengthen its capacity to drive economic regeneration in the northeast …” (more)

[Dundalk Institute of Technology, 11 February]

DkIT and NUIG join forces for software research

Posted in research with tags , on 9 September 2010 by Steve

“Irish software engineering research centre Lero announced that Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkiT) and National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) have entered a formal collaboration in order to further advance Irish software research …” (more)

[Laura O’Brien, Silicon Republic, 9 September]

DkIT sees honours degree applications jump by 21%

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 7 April 2010 by Steve

“The number of students applying for honours degree courses at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has jumped by 21 per cent this year. Figures seen by The Dundalk Democrat show that applications for honours degree courses at DkIT rose from 5,571 in 2009 to 6,753 in 2010 …” (more)

[Tamara O’Connell, Dundalk Democrat, 7 April]

First look inside a €36m college IT department

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 24 March 2010 by Steve

“You’ll often hear me complain about college and the current facilities. Today, i had a look around a brand new multi million euro development on campus which will house DKIT’s computing department (amongst others) starting in September 2010. If you hear ‘multi million euro redevelopment’ these days, you instantly expect ‘world class’ – i know that’s what i did. But that’s exactly what i got today …” (more)

[, 23 March]

Griffin is key to GMIT’s victory

Posted in Life with tags , , on 4 February 2010 by Steve

SIGERSON CUP/GMIT 1-18 Dundalk IT 0-9: Donegal’s Stephen Griffin was a key figure as GMIT advanced with an impressive display at Moycullen. The Galway college led by 0-8 to 0-5 at the break but within two minutes they were out of sight as Pat Regan pointed and then full forward Griffin blasted home a great goal to put them 1-9 to 0-5 in front …” (more)

[Irish Times, 4 February]

DkIT ready for Sigerson swansong

Posted in Life with tags , , on 4 February 2010 by Steve

“With Trench Cup football on the horizon next season DkIT will be hoping to extend their Sigerson Cup romance with a victory over GMIT in Glaway today (Wednesday). Paul McShane and Cathal Kearney’s side were relegated from Division 1 before Christmas, so will ply their trade in the second tier next term, but they are ready for one last hurrah in the third level blue riband competition …” (more)

[John Savage, Independent, 3 February]

DkIT are All-Ireland Hurling Champions

Posted in Life with tags , on 8 December 2009 by Steve

“On Wednesday last the 2nd of December DkIT senior hurling team did us all proud by becoming All-Ireland League Champions. This is the colleges first time since 1997 and only third time in the Colleges history to win this competition, and of course they did it in style …” (more)

[DkIT, 7 December]

Fund to commemorate Dundalk student offers help for start-ups

Posted in research with tags , on 6 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“A Louth-based entrepreneur has launched a fund to help unemployed graduates of DCU and Dundalk Institute of Technology evaluate and develop their best new technology start-up ideas. In partnership with the two universities, and with the help of the Irish business community in Canada, Pat McKeown, founder of internet and business services firm FF Solutions, has put together the Paraic McKeown Memorial Fund …” (more)

[John Reynolds, Irish Times, 6 November]

Jump in dole leads to queues at DkIT

Posted in teaching with tags , on 14 May 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Rising unemployment has led to long queues at DkIT as Dundalk people plan a return to education after being made redundant. The latest Live Register figures paint a grim picture, with the number of people signing on in Dundalk increasing by over 80% over the last year. Indeed, in the last month alone, an additional 114 people were added to the Live Register in town. But a new renewed interest in education has seen a huge increase in enquiries to DkIT, according to access officer Eileen Lynch …” (more)

[Olivia Ryan, The Argus, 13 May]

IT college to lead €2.5m job initiative

Posted in research with tags , on 4 May 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Dundalk Institute of Technology is to lead a new €2.5 million initiative that will create 90 jobs over three years in Border communities in the Republic, the North and in Scotland. By teaming up with the University of Ulster and the University of Glasgow, the programme allows DkIT, in Co Louth, to work with small and medium enterprises in the three regions. It will help them to maintain their employment levels while the course organisers expect to create more than 30 new ‘sustainable’ jobs a year for the three years …” (more)

[Elaine Keogh, Irish Times, 4 May]