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€500,000 boost for LYIT 06.02.08

LETTERKENNY Institute of Technology (LYIT) is to receive funding of nearly half a million euro from the Department of Education.
The funding is to allow Donegal's only third level college carry out minor capital works such as window replacements, roof repairs and mechanical and electrical upgrades.
LYIT by night. The total amount of funding awarded is €468,235. It was welcomed yesterday by Moville-based Senator Cecilia Keaveney who is the Government's education spokesperson, and Donegal North East T.D., Deputy Niall Blaney.
"I'm delighted with today’s announcement by Minister
Hanafin. This funding will provide the resources for LYIT to progress smaller projects which can radically improve the effective use of the existing facilities.
"Our institutes of technology, in particular Letterkenny, have grown and developed over recent decades to become an essential part of the education system," said Senator Keaveney.
She said from its beginnings as a "relatively small regional college" LYIT had received tens of millions in funding over the years to bring it to institute of technology standard. LYIT awards students up to Master's level.
Deputy Blaney added: "Letterkenny IT and other regional institutes have contributed so considerably to the education and upskilling of generations of students.
"It remains a strong commitment of this Government to assist in the growth and expansion of the institutes such as Letterkenny IT to help build on the excellent collaborative work they are already doing."
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