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LYIT joins forces with Donegal County Council 13.06.16

LETTERKENNY Institute of Technology and Donegal County Council made history last week when they became the first organisations of their kind in Ireland to formally sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
The five-year memorandum "formalises the strong working relationship between both organisations" and recognises their responsibilities "in delivering on national and regional policy objectives".
It was signed on Wednesday by council CEO Seamus Neely and LYIT president Paul Hannigan in the presence of council chairman Cllr Ciaran Brogan.
Council chairman Cllr. Ciaran Brogan pictured with Seamus Neely and Paul Hannigan as they sign a five-year memorandum of understanding between LYIT and the local authority. Also in the photo are members of the LYIT executive board and senior staff at Donegal County Council.
The partnership will focus on promoting sustainable economic development and job creation through various education and training. It will also aim to develop the regionís research and innovation, entrepreneurship, investment and enterprise with a particular focus on cross-border collaboration.
Paul Hannigan said the two organisations had an "excellent working relationship". "This has been built up over many years with respective staff cooperating and collaborating on many projects," he said.
Mr Neely said although Donegal faced "many challenges" it also had many strengths. "Both the council and LYIT face similar challenges mainly due to our geographical location and by working together and in a regional context with our partners in Derry City and Strabane District Council we will continue to promote sustainable economic development and job creation in Donegal and the region," said Mr Neely.
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