The President of Limerick Institute of Technology says the college will have a new Ennis campus within the next year.
The government has announced an €11.9 billion investment in education as part of Project Ireland 2040 – of that, €11.6 million has been awarded to LIT for its Coonagh campus project.
But there are also plans to boost Ennis too:
The government has announced an €11.9 billion investment in education today as part of Project Ireland 2040.
It means that over the next decade, school capital funding will increase by 70% to €8.4 billion to build new schools and modernise existing ones.
The long-term use of prefabs is also expected to end by 2021, while science labs will be modernised and digital technology will be improved.
Clive Byrne from The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals says the investment is needed now.
The State will also invest €2.4bn in higher education over the lifetime of the plan.
Among that will be €11.6 million allocated to Limerick Institute of Technology for the fit out of its new Coonagh campus, which was given the green light last year.
That project marks the beginning of a €150 million planned investment across LIT’s six campuses – including its one in Ennis.
LIT President Professor Vincent Cunnane says they’re working closely with the local authority here with a view to moving their Ennis base from the library – and that an announcement won’t be far away.