Additional accommodation is to be provided at St Bricin's College in Belturbet and at St Mogue's College in Bawnboy. That's according to Cavan Monaghan Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Brendan Smith, who added that it's modular accommodation and signifies important developments in the provision of second-level education in west Cavan.
Meanwhile, Deputy Smith has called for 'greater emphasis" to be placed on North-South cooperation in the area of further education. Speaking to Northern Sound, he highlighted how the value of All-Ireland cooperation in the health and education sectors can never be underestimated.
Deputy Smyth added that substantial public funding has been committed to an all-island investment from 2021 to 2030 through the Shared Island Initiative, Peace Plus, and Project Ireland 2040. "I would like emphasis to be placed on Further Education.
"There is scope to have our colleges of Further Education, north and south, working together, identifying courses that can be delivered in Enniskillen for students from the South and in Cavan and Monaghan for our neighbours in Northern Ireland.
"There could be a much greater sharing of resources in further and higher Education. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet the provost and her senior personnel at the University of Ulster. They were excited about the possibilities of more co-operation with their counterparts in this State through shared island funding," he said.