Third level students in Donegal are set to have a broader range of educational options at their doorstep, following confirmation of a new Technological University for the West and North West.
It follows an application from Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny institutes of technology.
This new technological university is the 4th of its kind across the country.
It’ll be formally established early next year with campuses across 8 locations in Killybegs, Letterfrack, Letterkenny, Mountbellew, Castlebar, Galway City and Sligo.
Any student currently in their final year at Galway-Mayo, Sligo or Letterkenny IT will graduate with a university degree.
Minister Charlie McConalogue says its an important day for the region: