Thurles and Clonmel are to become University Towns

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Technological University status has been granted to Athlone and Limerick Institutes of Technology.

L.I.T has campuses in both Clonmel and Thurles.

All students graduating from the facilities from next year will receive university qualifications – however it hasn’t been decided when the two ITs will become a technological university.

It’s the third T-U to be established in the State.