The Castlebar campus of GMIT needs to be made independent, not a satellite campus of Galway. That’s the clear demand of Castlebar Municipal District Councillors.
They argue that, at present, Galway has all the control. It receives the funding for GMIT and it can then decide what is to be allocated to Castlebar or Letterfrack, as satellite campuses.
Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne raised the matter at the monthly meeting of Castlebar Municipal District.
He expressed his concerns over the reduction of some undergraduate courses at the Castlebar campus.