A third-level college in Sligo is to receive funding of more than €340,000.
The money is to help cater for increasing student numbers at St Angela’s College, on the shore of Lough Gill.
Fine Gael Deputy Tony McLoughlin has announced today that the college is to get the money.
He says it is capital funding for infrastructural upgrades to help deal with increased student numbers both now and in 2018.
It will also support more places for home economics teachers.
Deputy McLoughlin says the funding will also contribute toward what he says is the excellent work being done by the college and NUI Galway towards the full incorporation of the college into the university later this year.
And he adds that, in the long-term, it will increase the supply of home economics teachers in post-primary schools.
The college provides a range of education opportunities, including professional development and adult programmes.
It also has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in home economics, education, nursing, health sciences and disability studies.
Deputy McLoughlin tells Ocean FM News today’s announcement is a major boost for St Angela’s and the teaching of home economics: