The Education Minister hopes to see the first students enter proposed Technological Universities by September 2018.
Carlows Jennifer Murnane O Connor says people in the South East are being treated like second class citizens
Local politicians have said today that people have to come first.
That road is still closed and is expected to remain closed for another while.
Senator Paudie Coffey says ''he doesn't want to be causing rows'' but believes we need strong cities to have strong regions.
Simon Coveney says there is no need for worry over his plans to develop a new governance model.
Brendan McDonald from Laois will now be taking over the role of Regional Manager for this area from the 8th of May.
They want final clarification about the boundary issue.
Organisers are appealing to parents in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and South Tipperary to attend a White Line Protest in Kilkenny city...