€3m investment planned for new research centre

Major progress has been made on the research and incubation centre and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) site at Ballingarrane House, in Clonmel, it was heard at his month’s meeting of South Tipperary County Council. A commitment has been given to the development of the site with an overall investment of €3 million. It is hoped that work will commence in October 2013, and completed for the September 2014 college intake.

Major progress has been made on the research and incubation centre and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) site at Ballingarrane House, in Clonmel, it was heard at his month’s meeting of South Tipperary County Council. A commitment has been given to the development of the site with an overall investment of €3 million. It is hoped that work will commence in October 2013, and completed for the September 2014 college intake.

Local Cllr Darren Ryan said this was a huge success story for South Tipperary.

“Not only will we now have a very dedicated and committed long term use of the site, but also will see the provision of employment in relation to construction and related works and the ongoing provision of on site services once the site becomes operational,” he said.

Once open, LIT Ballingarrane House will offer courses in enterprise start-up, economic development, R&D and the provision of training courses for life-long learning and continued professional development.

“As well as on site courses being provided by the very reputable Limerick Institute of Technology, there will also be provision of on-site facilities for current businesses and individuals, such as meeting space and IT provision. Once complete it will promote enhanced educational, business, tourism and industrial development and opportunities locally and across the region.”