A number of key players in the Technological University for the South East are expressing disappointment with the TUI.
After a meeting yesterday, the governing body of Waterford IT approved the application for technological university designation.
The board claimed it was a “significant step on their journey” to merging with IT Carlow.
However, it appears not all WIT staff are on board with these plans.
A memorandum of understanding for the technological university was rejected this week in a ballot by the college’s members of the Teaching Union of Ireland (TUI).
Local Fianna Fáil TD Jennifer Murnane O’Connor’s called the move “disappointing news for Carlow and the south-east region”.
While Professor Willie Donnelly, the President of Waterford IT, expressed his own “disappointment” with his staff members in a statement yesterday.
Prior to this controversial vote, the TUSE was due to be founded next January.
IT Carlow’s to vote tomorrow.