Kildare South TD and Minister, Martin Heydon, announced a significant investment of €1.78 million to enhance facilities at Maynooth University. This funding will primarily be allocated towards improving campus accessibility for individuals with disabilities, as well as implementing crucial upgrades that benefit students studying in Kildare.
Minister Heydon said, “My colleague, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris, has recently unveiled this substantial investment plan, underlining our commitment to enhancing the learning experience across campuses nationwide.”
He continued, “As we wrap up another academic year, it is evident that Maynooth University has continuously grown and evolved. The surge in attendance numbers confirms the need for further investment in the university. It’s imperative that the campus infrastructure keeps pace with this growth, offering the best possible environment for learning and development.”
“This considerable grant provides Maynooth University with the financial flexibility to implement upgrades in essential areas. Particular attention will be given to projects supporting energy efficiency and decarbonisation, aligning with our national sustainability goals.”
“Part of the funds will also be dedicated to enhancing accessibility, transforming the campuses into more inclusive and user-friendly spaces.”
“This grant, a significant component of a devolved capital funding scheme for higher education institutions, supports a wide range of capital priorities. It marks the second consecutive year of increased funding for Maynooth University, and for universities across Ireland. This demonstrates the Government’s unwavering commitment to higher education, and our aspiration to maintain our world-class education facilities in Kildare and across the country,” concluded Minister Heydon.