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Dr Orla Flynn has been announced as the inaugural President of the new Atlantic Technology University.   She is currently the President of GMIT and previously served as Vice President for External Affairs at Cork Institute of Technology for six years.   Dr Flynn has accumulated 20 years of experience…

The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the first governing body of the new Atlantic Technological University which will open its doors at the beginning of April.   It follows the granting of Technological University status to a consortium comprising Galway-Mayo,…

The Dáil has approved the merger of GMIT, LKIT and IT Sligo to form the Atlantic Technological University from April 1st.   Late last year approval was given to the merger by the Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris.  The merger was approved in the Dáil last night.   In…

Major reforms have been announced to Community Employment (CE) and the Rural Social Scheme (RSS) The purpose of CE schemes to support long-term unemployed people to gain work experience and training to assist them in finding employment opportunities whilst also providing vital services in local communities.   The age from…

A Sligo Leitrim TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health has confirmed that the rising number of Covid-19 cases being detected here is a cause of concern and could put the further easing of restrictions on October 22nd in doubt. The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin earlier outlined how…