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Fianna Fáil Senator for Mayo, Lisa Chambers, has welcomed the announcement of €40 million in funding for Higher Education Institutions for capital works.
The Castlebar campus of GMIT will play a leading role in the future of the institution as it moves towards university status - as part of the Connacht Ulster Alliance Technical University plan - according to GMIT president, Dr Orla Flynn.
The elected members of the Castlebar Municipal District have issued an invitation for the President of GMIT to come to one of their meetings to address concerns the councillors have about the future of the Mayo campus of the third level institution.
The issue of protecting the future of the GMIT campus in Mayo has come to the fore in recent weeks, with Deputy Alan Dillon last week raising the issue of the closing of the business department on the Castlebar campus and calling on the Minister for Higher Education to explain such a decision.
Mayo University Hospital (MUH) will be hosting its fourth Quality and Patient Safety Symposium in St. Mary’s Hall, Castlebar Campus, GMIT on Thursday.
Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has said that the €2 million Government investment announced on Friday September 14 to upgrade the roof in GMIT represents a major statement of intent by the Government in the Castlebar campus.
Fine Gael senator Paddy Burke has outlined a number of developments in building a sustainable future for the Castlebar campus of GMIT.
The long-awaited report from the GMIT working group on the Mayo campus is to be published in the coming days.
The future of GMIT's Castlebar campus has taken another twist this week as concerns for the future of the campus intensified. Fine Gael senator Michelle Mulherin said that she had been informed that a number of staff and students at the Castlebar campus had been asked to move to the Galway campus, saying: “I am very concerned that between 12 and 15 staff, at GMIT Castlebar have been asked via their union to transfer voluntarily to Galway within three to four weeks. Should they refuse, they will be added to the redeployment panel, and may be asked to transfer to any location within the higher education sector.
"The results of a recent staff survey shows massive support for ringfenced funding to secure Mayo GMIT, and we call again on an Taoiseach and, indeed, Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, to secure the funding immediately," said Harry Barrett from the Mayo GMIT Action Group this week.