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Tipperary Institute Closure Averted

Tipperary Institute

Tipperary Institute

Three pieces of good news with regard to education in County Tipperary were announced to-day.

(1) The Education Minister Mr Batt O’Keeffe, has stated he will now not be following the recommendation of the McCarthy Report, which called for the clousure of the Tipperary Institute campuses here at Thurles and Clonmel. This follows an all party, all county campaign to retain the third level Institute .
However it is not as yet known the future plans which brought about his decision.

(2) The Architectural and Design teams are having final consultations with the Department of Education today, where it is expected at last, they will sign off on the tender documents for works at Borrisokane Community College.

(3) Agreement to proceed to tender and construction for an extensive overhaul of Nenagh Vocational School has been also been given the nod. Work to be undertaken will include a new roof, eight new classrooms, science and music rooms together with a new gym.
All in all a good day for education and hopefully future employment in Tipperary.

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