Funding still an issue for Letterkenny Institute of Technology


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The President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology says while funding remains an issue for the college, there is no reason for anyone to be concerned and there is no question of services being compromised.

Paul Hannigan was speaking after the CEO of the Higher Education Authority Tom Boland told the Public Accounts Committee that five Institutes of Technology, including Letterkenny, were financially vulnerable.

Mr Hannigan says the financial pressure on the college has been there for several years, priompting the debate over the future of the Killybegs campus.

He says LYIT continues to make a vital contribution to Donegal and the North West, despite a significant fall in the level of government funding.

That, he says, is the key problem: