Archive for LYIT

LYIT authorities to debate National Strategy report as cross-border alliances emphasised

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 14 January 2011 by Steve

“Letterkenny Institute of Technology authorities will meet next week to debate the contents of the National Strategy for Higher Education report which could see the college benefit from a University merger on a cross-border basis …” (more)

[Paddy Walsh, Donegal Democrat, 13 January]

Coughlan defends her decision to pay for site

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“Minister for Education Mary Coughlan has defended her decision to approve the payment of a sum, believed to be €6 million, for a 10-acre site in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, which is jointly owned by a former Fianna Fáil councillor …” (more)

[Cronan Scanlon, Irish Times, 11 January]

Tanaiste says LYIT land deal all above aboard

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“According to Highland Radio, Letterkenny IT has this morning unveiled a land purchase deal at a cost in excess of €8 million euro. The LYIT has secured a 10 acre site directly opposite the institute on the Port Road …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 10 January]

Tanaiste says LYIT land deal all above aboard

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Letterkenny IT has this morning unveiled of a land purchase deal at a cost in excess of €8m euro. The IT has secured a 10 acre site directly opposite the institute on the Port Road and a second 66 acre piece of land lies adjacent to the Knocknamona Roundabout …” (more, audio)

[Highland Radio, 10 January]

Major land acquisition announcement for LYIT

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Letterkenny IT with this morning unveil details of an eight million euro land purchase. Tanaiste and Education Minister has already given approval to LYIT to purchase two separate pieces of land to facilitate growth and expansion …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 10 January]

New Dublin Uni to be announced this week, Letterkenny IT & Ulster Uni may merge

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“The Sunday Tribune reports today that it’s an expected that proposals to merge Dublin Institute of Technology, Tallaght Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology Dun Laoghaire will be announced this week …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 9 January]

Residents oppose LYIT extension over parking problems

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 10 September 2010 by Steve

“Residents living close to Letterkenny Institute of Technology have lodged objections to plans for a €3.5m extension that they say will exacerbate existing car parking problems in the area …” (more)

[Declan Magee, Donegal Democrat, 9 September]

Coughlan supports expansion of LYIT-Magee

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 14 May 2010 by Steve

“At the Joint Oireachtas Committee meeting on Education Senator Cecilia Keaveney got an assurance that Minister Coughlan was not only fully behind current collaboration between the Letterkenny Institute of Technology and Magee College in Derry, but totally supports the expansion of this co-operation …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 14 May]

Snow shuts unis?

Posted in Life with tags , on 9 January 2010 by Steve

“is wondering will the 3rd level Uni-s make an executive decision now and close along with the primary &secondary?” (tweet)

[Siobhan Coyle, Twitter, 8 January]

[Blogmeister’s comment: I’m so glad you asked that question. The answer is: NO! Absolutely not. In no circumstances. Nay, nay, and thrice nay. Harrumph. Do you have any other questions?]

[Siobhan Coyle, Twitter, 8 January]

USI calls on LYIT to retract ‘threatening’ letter

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 7 December 2009 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland has condemned a letter sent to students at Letterkenny Institute of Technology threatening sanctions if a portion of their registration fees is not paid this week. The letter demands that €500 of the outstanding fees be paid by the end of this week. Many students are still awaiting the processing of their grant applications by County Donegal VEC, which cannot bring in extra personnel to clear the backlog because of the recruitment freeze in the public service …” (more)

[USI Facebook page, 7 December]