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Warning over merger plan for Waterford IT and IT Carlow in south east

From the Irish Times

“There is no sensible argument against setting up a major higher education institution in the southeast. The likely benefits – to students, businesses, the economy and the whole region – have been well-described in many places, including the Kelly report. Realistically, the only way to do this is by merging WIT with somewhere else, and the only two credible candidates are IT Carlow and Cork IT. A CIT/WIT merger would be an obvious choice, but is not on the agenda. Therefore, the choice is between things as they are, with two good institutes of technology, or moving to a new technological university, based on their merger.”

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