Almost €6million allotted to Limerick educational institutions for campus improvements

The Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Moylish campus.

ALMOST €6million in funding has been granted to three Limerick third-level educational institutions for wide-sweeping campus and infrastructural upgrades.

This comes as part of a country-wide funding round for third-level bodies totalling €40 million, provided by the Higher Education Authority.

The three Limerick beneficiaries to the fund are the Technological University of the Shannon (receiving €3,047,598), University of Limerick (€2,163,966), and Mary Immaculate College (€656,854).

Announced on Monday by Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, the funding can be used for energy efficiency and decarbonisation upgrades, investment to support universal access (including accessibility for those with disabilities), general ICT and equipment upgrades, health and safety works, and minor works and equipment.

Welcoming the announcement, Limerick Minister for State Kieran O’Donnell said: “Improving physical access for people with disabilities on college campuses is a key objective under this government funding stream.”

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“This funding will deliverer tangible benefits for students attending and staff in UL, TUS, and MIC.”

Minister Harris added that “the number of people attending higher education is increasing and our college campuses need to expand and improve to cater for this increased numbers”.

“This significant grant will give institutions flexibility to make improvements in key areas, such as energy efficiency and decarbonisation upgrades.

“The funding can also be used for accessibility upgrades. This will help make campuses more accessible and inclusive.”