Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has welcomed the announcement that €11.6 million has been awarded to the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) to support the fit-out of its new campus at Coonagh with engineering facilities. 
“This  is a very significant step forward in advancing this important project. The LIT Coonagh Campus will be for education and research in engineering and will become a centre of excellence with state-of-the-art engineering facilities,” Deputy Carey explained.
“I am aware of the importance of LIT to local industry, particularly on the Shannon Free Zone and the Government’s decision to provide funding to support the fit out of the building at Coonagh is to be very much to be welcomed”
“The tailored courses that will be offered once the LIT Coonagh Campus is completed will ensure there are jobs available for graduates as they finish college with the skills needed to meet the needs of the employer”
“The job creation this project will bring will be of huge benefit to Shannon and the Mid-West Region. It is expected that around 100 academic and training staff will be employed on the Coonagh Campus when it opens next September”, Deputy Carey concluded.