There's a story in tomorrow's IT which says the DIT and two other Institutes of Technology will be converted to Universities of Technology.
No link yet, so far as I can see, but there is an image of the front page on broadsheet.ie that shows the story.
Does Ireland really need 3 more universities? We have 8 currently (or 4, depending on how you count them) for a population of 4 million. One university per 500,000 people. Seems like enough for me.
Dublin will have 4 Universities just for one city.
Instead of funding 11 universities, surely it would make more sense to fund the ones we have better.