North Tipp VEC ‘Disappointed’ With Proposed Merger

North Tipperary VEC has expressed its disapppointment at its proposed amalgamation with South Tipperary VEC under new streamlining plans by the Department of Education.

North Tipperary VEC has expressed its disapppointment at its proposed amalgamation with South Tipperary VEC under new streamlining plans by the Department of Education.

The Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, last week announced that he was cutting the number of VECs to 16 in what he described as a “revised reconfiguration” of the education committees.

Under the previous Government, it had been intended to amalgamate North Tipperary and County Clare VECs.

The chief executive of North Tipperary VEC, David Leahy, told the Tipperary Star this week that the VEC was “disappointed with the proposed reconfiguration.

“The express preference of the VEC committee’s members has always been for North Tipperary to stand alone,” he said.

In the event of this not happening it was preferable that a single county entity was formed.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star