Feighan welcomes capital funding of €13.7m for Sligo IT

Senator Frank Feighan has warmly welcomed capital funding of €13.7m for Sligo Institute of Technology towards significant building upgrades.  The funding announcement under Project Ireland 2040 has been made by the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D.
“I am delighted that Sligo IT will benefit from this significant capital investment which will allow the consolidation on campus of the recently established Yeats Academy of Arts, Design and Architecture and form a North Campus Creative Hub in IT Sligo, This significant development is an integral part of the master plan of IT Sligo to grow to 10,000 students.
“This substantial funding announcement for the Institute endorses Sligo itself as a key economic centre for the North-West under the Government’s Project 2040 plan.
“Sligo, with its infrastructure including the IT, is perfectly placed to drive growth in areas such as South Donegal, Sligo County, Leitrim and North Roscommon. Designating Sligo as a growth centre can only have very positive implications for growth for towns within 60kms of Sligo town.
“Today’s funding will also support IT Sligo as a member of the Connacht Ulster Alliance in working towards Technological University status.  Significant new buildings for the other members of the Alliance, Letterkenny IT and GMIT, are currently being developed as part of the Higher Education Public Private Partnership Programme.”