Limerick college has designs on new library

Computer generated image of the new library at Mary Immaculate College.

THE provision of a new €25million library at Mary Immaculate College moved a step closer this week when the project advanced to pre-tender and detailed design stage.

The announcement by Higher Education Minister Simon Harris was welcomed by Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne who said the MIC library was something she had been raising since her first election to the Seanad.

“The current library was built in 1978 when 250 seats were provided for 750 students. The college now has more than 5,000 students.

“Mary Immaculate is the forefront of teacher training in Ireland and therefore this news is very important in ensuring the development of the facilities for its students.”

She added that she had worked with Minister Harris and Professor Eugene Wall on the project over the last two and a half years and would be engaging further with the Department of Education and Mary Immaculate  College in the new year.

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