University status creating new jobs at Letterkenny ATU

THE change university status has created an employment boost for people in Donegal with a host of new posts to be filled at the former Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Recruiting is now underway for various academic, technical, professional, management and support staff to be based at the Letterkenny campus of the Atlantic Technological University. There are currently […]

Name confirmed for new Technological University

THE new Technological University for the North West will open its doors officially on April 1, 2022 and will be called the Atlantic Technological University (Ollscoil Teicheolaíochta an Atlantaigh). The name has been chosen by Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), Galway-Mayo IT and Sligo IT, the institutes that applied for TU status. A comprehensive survey […]

LYIT set to mark golden anniversary ‘in a small way’

Out of this dream, Letterkenny Regional Technical College was born, enrolling 170 students in its first class on October 5, 1971. More recently it’s become Letterkenny Institute of Technology and, together with Galway-Mayo IT and IT Sligo, has formed a joint bid to merge and secure technological university status. If approved, it is likely the […]

HSE vaccination clinic at LYIT to close within days

THE Covid vaccination centre at Letterkenny Institute of Technology will close in the coming days but the HSE is preparing to open a new centre in the town. The last appointments at the LYIT vaccination centre will take place in early October, six months after the first vaccinations were administered there in March. Some 93,000 […]

Green light for major investment at LYIT research lab

A RESEARCH lab at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) has received a major funding boost following the announcement of a €250,000 grant. The WiSAR Technology Gateway at LYIT has been successfully awarded the funding under the Enterprise Ireland Capital Equipment Call. The announcement made by An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo […]

LYIT to have highest intake in fifty year history

LETTERKENNY Institute of Technology (LYIT) expect to have more than 5,000 students enrolled this year making it the largest intake since the college was opened 50 years ago. According to Registrar Billy Bennett the growth in student numbers has been “pretty good” and has increased year on year. “On Monday afternoon we made more than […]

LYIT to host first on-campus event since pandemic began

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is busy preparing for several events including its first on-campus event since lockdown began in March 2020. From Friday 3 September until Friday 10 September, LYIT will host two online events and one on-campus event. The first event will take place on Friday 3 September (Leaving Certificate Results Day) where […]

Donegal Relay for Life raises over €70,000

THE date for 2022 Relay for Life has been confirmed as the committee is ‘delighted’ with this years event which raised over €73,000. Relay for Life, in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, was held virtually in Donegal on June 5 and 6 and thousands of people took part throughout the county and raised a […]

Over 6,000 doses given out a week at LYIT

MORE than 6,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered last week at Letterkenny IT’s mass vaccination centre – marking its busiest seven days since opening. The exact number of vaccines administered weekly in Donegal fluctuates depending on supply but it has peaked at between 4,500 and 6,000 doses per week in recent weeks, according to the […]

Pregnant women to be offered Covid vaccine at LYIT

The Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is arranging for women who are between 14 and 36 weeks’ gestation to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the Letterkenny Vaccination Centre in the LYIT. Women who have antenatal appointments will have an opportunity to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with their midwife or doctor. Afterwards their contact details […]