Mayor of Kilkenny, Cllr David FitzGerald has said the South East Technological University strategic plan is “very disappointing” from a Kilkenny perspective. Cllr FitzGerald was reacting to the SETU strategic plan which was officially launched in Kilkenny in the Tírlan offices in the Abbey Quarter on Monday.
Mayor of Kilkenny Cllr David FitzGerald said Kilkenny was ignored as a key stakeholder.
“The failure to identify the need for a dedicated Kilkenny Campus with full faculty support ignores Kilkenny’s role as a key stakeholder in the South East region. Despite the submission from Kilkenny County Council, the plan talks in generalities about the region while failing to address the specific needs of students in Kilkenny. If implemented, this plan confirms my worst fears that SETU is simply a “rebranding exercise” for Waterford and Carlow IT. This plan doesn’t attempt to deliver the long sought Kilkenny University Campus.’’