St Patrick’s College Will Not Close - President

St Patricks College Thurles will not be closing, The Tipperary Star Star can reveal this week, following the report of the International Review Panel on the Structure of Teacher Education in Ireland which has recommended that the historic college discontinue teacher education.

St Patricks College Thurles will not be closing, The Tipperary Star Star can reveal this week, following the report of the International Review Panel on the Structure of Teacher Education in Ireland which has recommended that the historic college discontinue teacher education.

The report, which was published last week, suggests that the nineteen teacher training centres across the country be whitlled down to just six, with St Patrick’s being one of the thirteen to discontinue its role as a provider of teacher education. The college, which has just registered 79 new student teachers, is awaiting further details from the Higher Education Authority who are currently working on an implementation plan. See this weeks Tipperary Star for full report.