Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

Minister Reilly Unveils ‘Ambitious’ Childcare Services Report

Shake, rattle and roll with laughter. Dr Reilly  at IT Sligo's early years childhood care and education skills facility

With its long record in producing early childhood education graduates, IT Sligo was the appropriate backdrop for the ministerial launch of a major childcare services report following the Cabinet’s recent meeting at Lissadell House. “This document offers a clear vision for future investment in early years and school-age services,” Dr James Reilly, Minister for Children… Read more »

IT Sligo At The Heart Of The Fleadh – Again!


Sligo is making final preparations for the return of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015 – and IT Sligo will play a central role in this unique celebration of Irish traditional music and culture. In Irish, the name Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann means The Music Festival of Ireland – and that is exactly what it is. The Fleadh, as it… Read more »

Irish Soccer Legends Celebrate Social Soccer at IT Sligo


Former Republic of Ireland soccer internationals Ray Houghton and John Aldridge joined participants in a new Social Soccer community initiative, which aims to promote positive mental health among men in the region. Houghton (pictured) and Aldridge were part of an FAI delegation which visited IT Sligo on Tuesday. They were joined by the FAI Chief Executive… Read more »

Sligo To Host Surf Summit In November

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Sligo, the home of Irish surfing, is to host the influential Surf Summit, which takes place after this year’s Web Summit in Dublin’s RDS. Wednesday’s announcement confirmed that the global event will take place in Sligo between November 6th – 8th, 2015. Surf Summit will take place straight after the Web Summit with hundreds of tech investors, startups, entrepreneurs and industry enthusiasts… Read more »

Royal College Of Surgeons Agreement To Reward IT Sligo Graduates

26/06/15 - Pictured (l-r) is Dr Helena Kelly, School of Pharmacy, RCSI; Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI; and Professor Vincent Cunnane, President, IT Sligo. On 26th June, RCSI and IT Sligo signed an agreement which provides a pathway for graduates of IT Sligo’s BSc (Hons.) in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development  to progress to the RCSI Master of Pharmacy (Five Year)  Programme.

IT Sligo has signed a new agreement with RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)’s School of Pharmacy which will provide a pathway for the Institute’s graduates to progress to RCSI’s Master of Pharmacy programme. This new agreement was signed by Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI and Professor Vincent Cunnane,… Read more »

Sligo Companies Join Forces To Help Skilled Engineering Workers

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Several Sligo companies are involved in a new initiative aimed at meeting their future requirements for skilled engineering workers. The programme is a collaboration involving IDA Ireland, Skillnets, the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA), and the Department of Social Protection alongside participating companies Abbvie, Lindal Group (Litec Moulding), Protek, Ophardt Ireland and Verus Precision. Monday’s Information Day at the Sligo Park… Read more »

New €40 Million Expansion For AbbVie In Sligo


AbbVie, the global biopharmaceutical company, has announced it will further expand its medical device manufacturing facility in Ballytivnan, Sligo over the next four years. The expansion is set to create 50 new highly-skilled jobs focused on devices that deliver AbbVie’s medicines to patients around the world. The investment is supported by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of Ireland and was… Read more »

IT Sligo To Be Permanent Home For Yeats ‘Square Moon’

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IT Sligo will be the permanent home for the winning design of the Yeats2015 Architecture Competition. The ‘Square Moon’ is a creative interpretation of the W.B. Yeats Poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’. It was a concept submitted by Shindesignworks, an Anglo-Korean architectural design firm based in London and Daegu, South Korea. A prototype of… Read more »

New Book Unlocks ‘Enclosed’ Medieval History


Research by an IT Sligo archaeology lecturer has produced fresh insights into how Anglo Norman occupation eroded Gaelic traditions of land access and ownership. They are among a range of findings in a new book by Dr Fiona Beglane. “Anglo-Norman Parks in Medieval Ireland”, which was launched in Sligo on Friday (June 19), is a… Read more »

Students Urged To Consider Tech Careers Ahead Of CAO Deadline


In advance of the CAO change of mind deadline on July 1st, IT Sligo is encouraging students in the region to consider a career in technology. With 6,000 job vacancies currently in the technology sector alone, IT Sligo wants to ensure that prospective students are fully aware of the opportunities available to them if they pursue an ICT… Read more »