Thursday, 4 November 2004

Ceisteanna (195)

Pádraic McCormack

Ceist:

192 Mr. McCormack asked the Minister for Education and Science if she has plans for the development of a third level college in Sligo to cater for the international market in areas of tourism, hospitality, conference and business event management; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27719/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

I have no plans for the development of a new third level college in Sligo. As the Deputy is aware, Sligo Institute of Technology provides a range of industry relevant programmes to cater to the needs of the local catchment population. Any proposals for the development of new programmes by Sligo Institute of Technology will be dealt with by my Department in the normal way.