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AIT faces forced merger as Government reneges on commitment – Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath Robert Troy has accused the Government of reneging on its commitment on allowing Athlone Institute of Technology to gain university status without having to merge with another Institute of Technology. The Programme for Government committed to ensuring that the requirement of a mandatory merger would be dropped if a case can be proven, that for geographical reasons such as in AIT, a merger isn’t feasible. The Government has now reneged on this commitment and is insisting AIT can only...
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New correspondence reveals Government failure on oversight of rescue services – Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport Robert Troy TD says new correspondence highlights the Government’s failure to provide proper safety oversight of Ireland’s Search and Rescue Services. Deputy Troy made the comments after Minister for Transport Shane Ross wrote to the Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport to outline proposed new regulatory powers for the Irish Aviation Authority. Deputy Troy said, “Minister Ross and his Government colleagues have attempted to deny any responsibility for the regulatory issues which failed to respond to the serious safety concerns raised by members of the Irish Coast Guard. “However correspondence...
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