There is increasing speculation that Dundalk Institute of Technology could join the recently formed Atlantic Technological University.
The proposal is one of a number of options being explored as the Louth College considers its future.
Dundalk Institute of Technology is one of only two institutes of technology that did not get involved in a merger to create a technological university
It’s being reported that the Louth based IT is struggling financially with a projected €2.6m deficit in the current academic year.
The Atlantic TU – an alliance between the former ITs in Sligo, Letterkenny as well as Galway-Mayo.