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Dr Timothy Shriver, nephew of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who visited the Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) campus on Wednesday  to deliver the keynote address at the college.  Dr Timothy met with Emer Moloney and members of The Tralee Together for special Olympics Club ahead of his speech.
UNESCO Chairholder at the Institute of Technology Tralee.he Institute of Technology Tralee became the first third level institution in the world to receive a UNESCO Chair in 2013. The IT Tralee was awarded the Chair in recognition of its outstanding work completed over many years in the area of inclusion of people with disabilities. The Chair leads a global partnership , included from left, Dr Oliver Murphy, President IT Tralee, Timoty Shriver, UNESCO Chairholder and Catherine Carty, UNESCO Chair Project Manager.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***

UNESCO Chairholder Dr Timothy Shriver Visits IT Tralee

June 20, 2018 at 4:44 pm 1 comment

UNESCO Chairholder at the Institute of Technology Tralee, Dr Timothy Shriver, nephew of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, is visiting the Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) campus on Wednesday and Thursday to deliver a keynote address at the college. The visit by Dr Shriver further demonstrates the commitment […]

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IT Tralee Adds To Springboard+ Programme With Six New Courses

IT Tralee Adds To Springboard+ Programme With Six New Courses

June 8, 2018 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has secured over €1.2 million in funding and 346 places under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative for the academic year 2018/2019. In total 13 courses are offered by IT Tralee through its Life Long Learning Department, as part of its Springboard+ offering, with 11 of these programmes starting […]

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Oisín and Sean Óg with Orla Brennan and Dr Eilish Broderick, Head of the International Medical Commencement programme at ITT, at the 'Teddy Bear Hospital' event on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Children See How Hospital Isn’t Such A Scary Place At Event In The Bons

May 2, 2018 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN got a sense of what happens in the children’s ward when the Bon Secours Hospital hosted a special event on Sunday . The ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’ was a free event to get children used to a hospital setting and put their minds at ease. Children brought in their own teddies […]

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at the IT Tralee Clubs and Societies Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From The IT Tralee Clubs And Societies Ball

April 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE glamour was something else at Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night for the annual IT Tralee Clubs and Societies Ball. Around 350 students from the college attended the final students ball of the year and it was a chance to celebrate student participation and achievement in the college’s clubs and […]

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Cadburys Have A €500 Voucher Up For Grabs At IT Tralee On Friday

Cadburys Have A €500 Voucher Up For Grabs At IT Tralee On Friday

April 25, 2018 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

CADBURYS are coming to IT Tralee on this Friday and they have a real treat for students. The chocolate company is giving them the chance to earn some extra cash and to try out their Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Sandwich. There will be plenty of these new bars to get […]

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Megan O'Sullivan and Geraldine Harnett, Head of Dept of Nursing at ITT with Elaine and Fiona Reilly the IT Tralee Spring Open Day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Getting A Feel For College Life At IT Tralee Spring Open Day

April 22, 2018 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a steady stream of visitors all day at IT Tralee as the college held its Spring Open Day on Saturday. Staff and current students were present at a number of stands to explain about the courses , facilities and support services for prospective students. There was also course […]

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Repro Free - FREE PICTURES -Dr Eilish Broderick, Lecturer, School of STEM, IT Tralee , Dr Joe Walsh Head of School of STEM IT Tralee, Dr Noel Mulligan, Head of Department Biological & Pharmaceutical Sciences at IT Tralee and Brian Kearney Supervising Pharmacist Sam McCauley Chemists, Tralee .

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IT Tralee launches Higher Certificate in Science - Pharmacy Technician  - The Institute of Technology Tralee is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Pharmacy Technician programme for CAO entry in September 2018. This NFQ Level 6, two-year programme is the only one of its kind being offered in the Munster Region and the IT Tralee is one of a handful Institutes throughout Ireland to offer the programme. It has been designed in close collaboration with pharmacy chiefs in the region and serves to meet an ever-increasing demand for qualified graduates in this area.Speaking about the new programme Dr. Joseph Walsh, Head of School of STEM at IT Tralee said, ‘We are delighted to offer this new and exciting course. The two year programme, delivered by leading scientists and pharmacists, prepares students through class lectures and on-the-job learning for a profession as a pharmacy technician. The course is ideally suited to students considering a career in the pharmacy sector and for those who are already working in the sector and would like to upskill and achieve a qualification.’The programme, which qualifies graduates to work as a pharmacy technician in both hospital and community pharmacies, aims to develop the students’ practical, professional and academic skills required to assist in the various activities of the pharmacy.In welcoming the announcement, Brian Kearney, Supervising Pharmacist at Sam McCauley’s Chemist in Tralee, outlined what graduates can expect from this programme in the workplace, ‘A pharmacy technician is a health professional who plays an integral role in the pharmacy assisting the pharmacist in preparation and dispensing of medicines, whether working at a retail or hospital pharmacy.’Providing additional detail on what students can expect from the programme, Dr. Eilish Broderick, IT Tralee said, ‘Students will gain knowledge and understanding prescription and non-prescription medicines, and how they are formulated and used to treat illnesses. The programme includes two pharmacy placements, which can be carried out either in a hospital or community pharmacy, giving the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and applied skills.”’Applications for this course must be made via the CAO. The last date to register with the CAO, for those who have not already done so, is 5.15pm on 1st May, 2018.Further information can be obtained from School of STEM Administrative Officer: Ms. Brenda Clifford Email: Brenda.Clifford@staff.ittralee.ie, Tel: 066 7145606

IT Tralee Introduces Pharmacy Technician Programme

April 18, 2018 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has announced the introduction of a new Pharmacy Technician programme for CAO entry in September 2018. This NFQ Level 6, two-year programme is the only one of its kind being offered in the Munster Region and the IT Tralee is one of a handful Institutes […]

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ITT Invites Applications For Bursary Funding For Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Students

April 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee has opened applications for the 1916 Bursary Funding for students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The purpose of this Bursary Funding is to encourage participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education due to socio-economic disadvantage. The South Cluster of Higher Education Institutions […]

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Simon Lorne, Olivera Ivkovic, Liridona Bunjaku and Elsa Cenaj at the IT Tralee Students Unio Ball on Wednesday night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The IT Tralee Students Union Ball

March 15, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the nurses and agri studies students had their fun last week, this time it was the occasion of the IT Tralee Students Union Ball to bring the glamour to Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Over 150 students and staff members from IT Tralee enjoyed a meal and entertainment from No Direction […]

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IT Tralee Welcomes Legislation Enacted For Technological Universities

March 14, 2018 at 10:45 am 1 comment

  IT Tralee has welcomed the enactment of the Technological Universities Bill into legislation last Thursday which will lead towards the establishment of a Munster Technological University. Cork Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Tralee have been working towards achieving Technological University designation and the creation of the Munster […]

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Louise McGillycuddy, Noreen O'Sullivan, Emily Fitzpatrick and Aoife O'Shea at the IT Tralee Nursing and Agri Students Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballyroe Rocks For The ITT Students’ Nursing And Agri Studies Ball

March 10, 2018 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 300 students from the IT Tralee put on their gladrags last night for the Nursing and Agricultural Studies Ball. Taking place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, the students were dressed to impress for this annual event and enjoyed a four course meal followed by entertainment from ‘Hell For Leather’ and  a […]

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IT Tralee Ladies Aim For Glory This Weekend

March 5, 2018 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

By Eamon Fitzgerald, GAA Game Development Officer ITT IT Tralee Ladies Football team will travel to Dublin this Friday to take part in the O’Connor Cup Finals weekend. IT Tralee will play in the Moynihan Cup semi-final against  Letterkenny IT on Friday at 3pm. This game will take place at the […]

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Fr. Peter McVerry To Address Homeless Crisis At IT Tralee Lecture

February 19, 2018 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Tralee will welcome Fr. Peter McVerry, Founder of the Peter McVerry Trust to deliver a guest lecture on Wednesday February 28. The lecture titled ‘A Housing and Homeless Crisis – where it came from and where it’s going’ will tackle one of Ireland’s most acute issues and […]

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IT Tralee To Take Part In Cup Action This Weekend

IT Tralee To Take Part In Cup Action This Weekend

February 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Eamon Fitzgerald, GAA Games Development Officer at IT Tralee, previews IT Tralee hurling team’s cup ambitions this coming weekend… IT Tralee Senior Hurling team will travel to Mallow this Friday to take part in the Fitzgibbon/Ryan Cup Finals weekend. The IT Tralee team are managed by former Kerry hurling manager/coach Eddie […]

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Students from the Institute of Technology Tralee travelled to Dublin to represent the Institute’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department at the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions. The national competition, organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies, Students Pictured back in Tralee at the HCT North Campus were Castleisland man James O Sullivan Duck Dish – Bronze Medal winner , Dingle lady Nita Comerford Moul - Duck Dish – Bronze Medal winner and  Tralee lady Victoria Rinsma - Beef Fillet Dish – Bronze Medal winner . Also in picture is student memtor Dan Browne of the IT Tralee . 
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IT Tralee Culinary Students prove their skills and knowledge at Chef Ireland CompetitionsStudents from the Institute of Technology Tralee travelled to Dublin to represent the Institute’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department at the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions. The national competition, organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies, is held as part of one of Ireland`s largest hospitality and culinary events, Food and Bev Live 2018.Food and Bev live provides an opportunity for Ireland’s most talented student chefs and hospitality students from colleges all across the country to go head-to-head in tightly fought contest across a broad variety of competitions.  The team of four students from the IT Tralee, who are currently studying a 3-year BA in Culinary Arts, competed across three categories and they were not left lacking when it came to prizes.  Shaun O Connor from Valentia Island achieved a bronze medal in the Irish Lamb competition where he showcased the very best of Kerry produce in using a lamb rump from Ring of Kerry Lamb. In the Silver Hill Duck senior competition, Nita Comerford Moul from Dingle and James O Sullivan from Castleisland were both awarded a bronze medal. Victoria Rinsma from Canada, who joined the programme at IT Tralee this year, took part in the Irish Beef Fillet competition open class and was awarded a bronze medal. The college mentor for all competitors was Chef Lecturer Dan Browne (Listowel). With the exception of the Lamb competition the students were competing in Open and Senior Class competitions against all levels of qualified chefs. Commending the students on their achievements, Head of Departments of Business & Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Ray O’Connor-Desmond said: “We would like to congratulate and acknowledge how proud we are of our students and their great achievement on a national stage. There is no doubt that such achievements will greatly enhance their future career prospects. We would also like to make special mention of Chef Dan Browne, for his dedication and commitment in preparing the students for the competition and all those who helped make this a reality for the students.”Two students from the National Learning Network in Tralee, who are currently undertaking the Minor Award in Culinary Skills Springboard Programme at the Institute of Technology Tralee, Imelda O Reilly and Craig Coady, were also awarded bronze medals in the Irish Pork Junior Class & Hot Dessert Open Class. Imelda was announced as the overall class winner in the Hot Dessert Open Class competition. ##END##--------------------------------------------Shaun O Connor - Lamb Dish – Bronze Medal Victoria Rinsma - Beef Fillet Dish – Bronze MedalNita Comerford Moul - Duck Dish – Bronze MedalJames O Sullivan Duck Dish – Bronze Medal For additional information please contact Sarah.flaherty@staff.ittralee.ie

IT Tralee Students Bring Home Medals From Chef Ireland Competition

February 14, 2018 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from the Institute of Technology Tralee travelled to Dublin to represent the Institute’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department at the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions and brought home four bronze medals. The national competition, organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies, […]

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IT Tralee To Hold Fundraising Gala Dinner To Honour Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh

IT Tralee To Hold Fundraising Gala Dinner To Honour Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh

January 18, 2018 at 6:31 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee Foundation Board has today announced plans to hold a fundraising gala dinner this September, to honour and celebrate the life and times of one of Ireland’s most popular and much loved sons, the legendary Mícheál Ó’Muircheartaigh. Guest of honour at the gala dinner will be President Michael […]

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Susan McMahon, Triona O'Brien, Nora Delee, Mary Walsh and Emma O'Sullivan after taking part in the Live ITT Colour  Run on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fun At The Live ITT Colour Run/Walk At The College

November 30, 2017 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 140 students braved the wintry showers and flying paint at IT Tralee yesterday for a fun 5k colour run/walk to encourage people to get more active. The lunchtime event saw students take to the road running and walking between both the north and south campuses. Afterwards there was mince […]

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IT Tralee To Host STEM Careers Expo This Friday Night

IT Tralee To Host STEM Careers Expo This Friday Night

November 15, 2017 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

IF you or a family member is considering a career in  Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM), then a visit to the IT Tralee this Friday night is a must. As part of National Science week, the Institute of Technology Tralee will host a STEM Enterprise and Career Expo from […]

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The Institute of Technology Tralee honoured it's students who won All Ireland medals this year at a function in the North Campus. Dr. Oliver Murphy ,President, and Dr Brendan O'Donnell IT Tralee presented awards to Michael Potts , Donnchadh O Sullivan David Clifford and Chris O Donoghue. All four were part of the Kerry Minor Football Team who won the All Ireland Minor Football title. Josh Adams also received an award at the event, Josh was part of the Limerick team that won the All Ireland u21 Hurling title this year.Speaking at the event Dr. Oliver Murphy congratulated all five on their achievements and acknowledged the hard work and dedication it takes to perform at this level. He also congratulated David Clifford & Michael Potts on their selection on the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Team and on David's selection as the 2017 Electric Ireland Minor Player of the Year.
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All-Ireland Medal Winners Honoured By IT Tralee

November 15, 2017 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has honoured its students who won All Ireland medals this year at a function in the North Campus. Dr. Oliver Murphy, President, and Dr Brendan O’Donnell, Registrar at IT Tralee presented awards to Michael Potts, Donnchadh O Sullivan, David Clifford and Chris O’Donoghue.  All four […]

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Further Funding Of Over €1m For Munster Technological University

November 15, 2017 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE Minister for Higher Education yesterday announced funding of €1.03 million to support the development of the Munster Technological University, which will consist of the Institute of Technology Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology. She is also bringing the  the Technological Universities Bill to Committee Stage in the Dáil today, moving […]

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The Institute of Technology Tralee in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, today launched Access 21, an initiative which supports a number of secondary schools in Kerry to develop innovative approaches to formal and informal learning. Access 21 has been operating in Trinity for the past three years. 
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ACCESS 21 @ IT TRALEELAUNCHED TODAY FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10thThe Institute of Technology Tralee in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, today launched Access 21, an initiative which supports a number of secondary schools in Kerry to develop innovative approaches to formal and informal learning. Access 21 has been operating in Trinity for the past three years. One of the main outcomes from the project has been a positive change in student aspirations with an increase in the number of secondary school students intending to progress to university as well as an increase in the number of students wishing to pursue higher professional careers following their completion of Access 21. The aim of the IT Tralee team involved in Access 21 is to replicate the success of the Trinity project using 21st century teaching and learning approaches, supported by professional development for teachers which combined, provide an environment in which students can grow and develop by taking responsibility for and ownership of their own learning. According to the Access 21 Programme Leader at IT Tralee Véronique Lostal Davern, schools who embrace the Access 21 programme report a number of positive outcomes including: enhanced critical thinking skills; removal of barriers which restrict progression to third level and a more equitable and inclusive school environment. “The Access 21 project has a number of key goals which include raising educational aspirations and attainment of Irish second level students from geographical areas where attendance at third level is historically low; supporting schools to develop and promote 21st Century Teaching & Learning and increasing the STEM and ICT capabilities of teachers across the Irish second level sector” stated Véronique.                In conjunction with Trinity College, the Access 21 team at IT Tralee will support partner schools in Kerry to develop and expand ‘college-going’ cultures and for the pilot phase of the project and will work with Killarney Community College, Killorglin Community College, Colaiste Na Riochta, Listowel and Causeway Community SchoolDr. Ronan Smith from Trinity College Dublin joined the IT Tralee team at the Institute on November 10th where the first workshop with teachers from the link schools was held as part of the official Access 21 launch. This included workshops on Mentoring and Leadership in the school environment. Dr. Ronan Smith said “Children in Ireland who are growing up barely ten minutes away from each other can have vastly different aspirations in their education. The Access 21 project aims to ensure that no matter where a child grows up, their ambitions for the future are seen as achievable goals. The project aims to support schools in fostering an environment of 21st century teaching & learning and equipping teachers with the skills needed to implement new digital technologies in the classroom. I am delighted to be in the IT Tralee today to officially launch our new partnership.”Access 21 is funded through support from the Kerry Innovation Centre & Tom Crean Business Centre – Tralee, Trinity College Dublin and IT Tralee.  Further details are available from Brid Mc Elligott@ 066 71 91800

IT Tralee And Trinity College Launch Access 21

November 11, 2017 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

The Institute of Technology Tralee in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, today launched Access 21, an initiative which supports a number of secondary schools in Kerry to develop innovative approaches to formal and informal learning. Access 21 has been operating in Trinity for the past three years. One of the […]

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Shauna Enright, Mark Bright and Anne Marie Bright at the Class of 2017 IT Tralee Mental Health and General Nursing Graduates Ball at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Have A Ball To Celebrate Graduation From IT Tralee

November 7, 2017 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

THEY’VE been working hard for the past four years so they deserved a great night out. The IT Tralee Mental Health and General Nursing Class of 2017 decided to have one last get together at their graduation ball on Saturday night in The Rose Hotel, where 95 people enjoyed glass […]

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IT Tralee Students Cook For Top Chefs At Awards

November 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

CHEFS from Institute of Technology Tralee cooked for Ireland’s finest purveyors of culinary hospitality at the YesChef awards in The Limerick Strand recently and some former students were part of the team which won awards. With a full house of 450 guests, the evening was a celebration of the hospitality industry […]

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Lira Hoxha (Information Systems Management), LIranda Krasniqi (Computing with Software Development) and Tina Kastrati (Bachelor of Business Hons Degree) at the IT Tralee Conferring Ceremony on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students From School of Business, Computing & Humanities Conferred

November 5, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee 2017 Conferrings concluded on Friday afternoon, when students from the courses in the School of Business, Computing & Humanities received their qualifications in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre. The courses were in Hotel, Culinary and Tourism, Business Studies, Creative Media & Information Technology and Computing. The conferrings are the main highlight […]

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Shaun Harrington, Natalie Daly, Tara O'Shea, Rachel McElligott and Elaine Doody (General Nursing) at the IT Tralee Conferring Ceremony on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students From School Of Health & Social Sciences Courses Conferred

November 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee conferring continued on Friday morning and this time it was the students from the School of Health & Social Sciences receiving their just rewards. The graduates received qualifications in a range of courses in Nursing & Health Care Studies and Social Sciences. The conferrings are the main highlight in […]

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Amy O'Connell, Mary Collins and Kate Mannix, Health and Leisure, at the IT Tralee Conferring Ceremony in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of IT Tralee Students Conferred At The Brandon

November 3, 2017 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

  THE culmination of years of hard work by students, the first 2017  IT Tralee conferring ceremony took place on Thursday in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre, with two more sessions planned for Friday. Over 1,000 students will graduate over the two days including people from 30 different nations, including China, Malaysia […]

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Rosie Dempsey (centre) lecturer in Animation, Visual Effects & Motion Design with students Martha Spangler, Claire Curtin, Corina Vandeventer and Debbie Tan at the IT Tralee Open Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 1,200 People See What IT Tralee Has To Offer At Open Day

October 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee was a very busy place on Friday morning as they held their Autumn Open Day to showcase all the college has to offer. Buses started to arrive from 9am as prospective students walked through the north campus and current students helped at the various stands set up […]

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19.10.17 

Lero expansion announced as new member signs €400,000 research deal to boost patient care

The Institute of Tralee (IT Tralee), which was today named as the latest member of Lero, the UL headquartered Irish Software Research Centre, has announced a new €400,000 research programme with Bon Secours Hospital Tralee designed to boost patient care. Pictured at the announcement in Tralee were: Niamh Prendervillie ,Pat Lombard and Breda Doyle  of the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
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NEWS RELEASELero researchers at IT Tralee win €400,000 contract to apply technology to a healthcare setting -	Aim is to ensure efficient use of resources to deliver a remarkable patient experience -	Lero expansion as IT Tralee becomes the ninth member of the Irish national software research centre-	“Clever use of technology can ensure the efficient use of resources across the Irish health system without major capital spending”Tralee; Thursday, 19th October, 2017: The Institute of Tralee (IT Tralee), which has been named as the latest member of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, has announced a new €400,000 research programme. The programme is one of a number of initiatives marking a collaboration between IT Tralee and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee (BSHT) to develop new activities in teaching, research and education. Today also saw the signing of a formal agreement between IT Tralee and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee to mark this enhanced partnership arrangement. Dr. Oliver Murphy, President of the IT Tralee at the signing ceremony said, “The IT Tralee and the Bons Secours Hospital Group have an established educational partnership spanning a number of years. The signing of today’s MOU marks the extension of this partnership beyond education into the area of research and we look forward to the impacts this collaboration will have not just on our respective organisations but on the region in general.”The Lero projects which will run under the programme are designed to optimise patient care at the Tralee Hospital by ensuring the efficient use of resources.  The three-year programme will analyse current procedures for bed management and theatre scheduling and pilot the application of intelligent systems to improve relevant patient pathways. The research is supported by Science Foundation Ireland. “Efficient resource management, particularly bed management, is a critical issue right across the Irish health sector,” commented Dr. Joseph Walsh, Lero principal investigator at IT Tralee. “Clever use of technology such as the implementation of systems of this type can result in the efficient use of beds across the health system without major capital spending. Bon Secours aims to use the benefits of this research across its other four hospitals in Ireland.”“Patient satisfaction is of paramount importance to us,” added TJ O’Connor, Hospital Manager, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee. “We are looking at our processes from the patient’s point of view and working to remove steps in the delivery of our service that the patient would not find valuable.” He added, “This programme will benefit our hospital and staff as well as our patients by releasing staff time for care.”Clinical Director of Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Dr. Helena Moore, commented, “This research programme will help us to sustain excellence in patient care, as well as confidence in a timely, efficient service for our referring GPs.”Professor Ita Richardson, co-principal Investigator of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre added, “The programme will help achieve earlier patient admission and ensure multi-disciplinary access to information on bed and surgical resource availability as well as discharge status of a patient.”  The Bon Secours Health System is the largest private healthcare provider in Ireland, comprising five hospitals in Tralee, Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick and a Care Village in Cork.  As Ireland’s largest independent hospital group, Bon Secours Health System is renowned for the quality of its service provision coupled with a rich tradition in healthcare.Bon Secours Health System is a not‑for‑profit organisation with a mission centred on providing compassionate, world-class medical treatment to all those it serves. With over 3,000 staff, 876 beds and 410 leading consultants, Bon Secours treats in excess of 280,000 patients per year and will invest over €150 million over the next five years in expanding its current services.   IT Tralee is the ninth third level institution to join Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, which is recognised as a global leader in software research.  IT Tralee joins Lero software research experts from Dublin City University, Dundalk Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin and University of Limerick.  Lero (www.lero.ie), which is the only centre which combines researchers from all Republic of Ireland universities, is funded by Science Foundation Ireland as well as by contracts from Irish and international technology corporations.EndsPress queries:Ronnie Simpson, Simpson Consulting PR,E: ronnie@simpsonconsulting.ie; Mob: 086 855 9410

ITT And Bon Secours Team Up For Research Programme

October 21, 2017 at 7:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Tralee (IT Tralee),  has announced a new €400,000 research programme. The programme is one of a number of initiatives marking a collaboration between IT Tralee and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee (BSHT) to develop new activities in teaching, research and education. Thursday also saw the signing of a […]

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Ciara Tierney (right) from Tricel talking to Darren Holly, Elsa Cenaj and Dona Bunjaku at the IT Tralee Careers Fair on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Companies Meet With Students At IT Tralee’s Careers Fair

October 19, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

REPRESENTATIVES from companies all over Kerry and beyond manned almost 40 stands at the annual IT Tralee Careers Fair on Wednesday. The Fair is an opportunity for companies to network with staff and students of the college, and a opportunity to present in workshops during the fair which provides students […]

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Launching the  were, from left; Mary Stritch IT Tralee
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Dr. Siobhan Bradley, Regional Skills Manager, South-West
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New Management Course Launched At IT Tralee

October 14, 2017 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee has announced the launch of a new Level 6 Supervisory Management Programme. Already attracting significant attention from local companies, the Level 6 Certificate in Supervisory Management has been co-developed by IT Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology incorporating both Institution’s academic expertise and industry partners and is supported […]

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