TD raises fears School of Tourism may relocate from Killybegs to LYIT

TD raises fears School of Tourism may relocate from Killybegs to LYIT
Thomas Pringle, independent TD for Donegal South West, on Wednesday raised concerns in the Dáil that there may be considerations being given to relocating the School of Tourism campus of Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) from Killybegs to Letterkenny.

Thomas Pringle, independent TD for Donegal South West, on Wednesday raised concerns in the Dáil that there may be considerations being given to relocating the School of Tourism campus of Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) from Killybegs to Letterkenny.

Deputy Pringle (pictured bottom left) called for the School of Tourism campus to be maintained in Killybegs to support regional development in the north west.

Speaking at Topical Issues in the Dáil to Minister Ciarán Cannon, Deputy Pringle said, “At the minute the LYIT board are drafting a three-year financial plan for the institute and I believe that it is under consideration to relocate the School of Tourism to the Letterkenny campus, and this will seriously undermine the viability of the Killybegs Campus of LYIT.

“There is a serious urgency in this situation because the plan is due to be delivered to the Higher Education Authority before the summer and this will signal the end of the delivery of tourism courses in Killybegs,” he said.

Deputy Pringle is holding a public meeting on the issue at 8pm, Monday, May 13th, in the Tara Hotel, Killybegs.

“While everyone understands that there is a need for education and training to be cost effective, closing the Killybegs campus will be a severe setback for the whole of south west Donegal with the withdrawal of a vital education resource,” Deputy Pringle said.

See also page 1 of today’s Donegal Democrat.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email editorial@donegaldemocrat.ie To contact Donegal Post, email editor@donegalpost.com To contact Inish Times, email editor@inishtimes.com.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.