A memorandum of understanding has been signed by IT Sligo, St. Angela’s College and the Ursuline Union, signalling a historic agreement to merge two Sligo colleges.
Minister of State Frank Feighan said: “It’s fantastic to see months of hard work pay off today with the signing of the memorandum of understanding by two colleges, St Angela’s and IT Sligo, and the Ursuline Union.
“Not only is this a historic occasion for both IT Sligo and the Ursuline Sisters, it’s also a very significant day for the Northwest region.
“It means that we are now one step closer to the integration of St Angela’s College with IT Sligo, in the context of the development of the emerging Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) Technological University. The merger offers very exciting opportunities and investment for the teaching staff and future students.
“The development of the CUA Technological University will also bring significant capital investment to the region, as we see Sligo becoming a university town with local communities and businesses reaping the benefits.
“Having worked closely with Amanda McCloat, President of St Angela’s College, and Dr Brendan Mc Cormack, President of IT Sligo, over the last number of months, I know just how eagerly anticipated it was to get this over the line and reach an agreement.
“I’d like to thank Minister Simon Harris and his staff who have worked with us on the project, and I would also like to acknowledge the role of the Ursuline Union, in particular Sligo native Sr. Marianne O Connor for her energy and commitment to the work,” concluded Minister Feighan.