first_imgWhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin NewsUL to host €25 million dairy technology centreBy John Keogh – February 4, 2015 884 TAGSagricultureDairy Processing Technology CentreIrish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA)limerickMinister for Agriculture Simon Coveney TDMinister Richard BrutonUniversity of Limerick  A NEW €25 million Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC) is to be established at the University of Limerick, Ministers Richard Bruton and Simon Coveney announced this week.The DPTC is a collaboration of eight companies, including Arrabawn Co-op, Dairygold and Glanbia, and ten research performing organisations (RPOs), creating 52 new jobs for highly-skilled researchers over the five-year term of the centre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is hoped that the €25 million investment by Government and industry will position Ireland as a world leader in dairy innovation, and help to maximise long-term growth opportunities created by the anticipated increase of 50 per cent in the Irish milk pool by 2020 due to the abolition of milk quotas.Chairperson of Limerick ICMSA Thomas Blackburn welcomed the announcement, but also urged UL to ”go further and introduce specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses in agri-economics and other agri-related disciplines so that Limerick can position itself as a food hub and centre of excellence”.The farmer from Effin added: “UCC and CIT have really taken this onto the next level, and it’s a pity that our local third levels were so slow to see the massive pay-off that developing an expertise in this huge area of economic activity could  bring. ICMSA has the policies, expertise and commitment, we just need our universities and policy makers to work with us and move it forward.” Advertisement Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Facebook Previous articleFormer Munster star signs coaching deal with ConnachtNext articleMan arrested for Garda shooting John Keogh Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img

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