THE Munster Technological University’s (MTU) Kerry campuses in Tralee have not been affected by a major IT breach that has forced the closure of its four Cork sites.
On Tuesday morning the Cork campuses of the MTU – which are attended by a large number of students from Kerry – were all closed to staff and students due to what was described as a “significant IT breach and telephone outage’.
All classes, full-time and part-time, were cancelled on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Management at MTU confirmed that the IT breach had not affected its Kerry campuses – located at Dromtacker and Clash in Tralee – and all activities at those sites are proceeding normally.
In Cork the IT breach forced the temporary closure of the MTU’s main campus in Bishopstown; the National Maritime College of Ireland; Crawford College of Art and Design and the Cork School of Music.
MTU management said the decision to close the Cork sites was taken to allow them time to “fully assess the situation” and to protect the university’s systems.
“Staff and students are asked to monitor email and the MTU website for further information,” MTU Vice President Paul Gallagher said on Tuesday.