Following a Freedom of Information Act Request, the Higher Education Authority revealed consultancy costs of the proposed merger to Radio Kerry.
IT Tralee has spent over €408,000 (€408,338) on consultants, up to August of 2018.
Accounting and legal costs from Deloitte and Arthur Cox respectively reached nearly €190,000 (€189,489), while James Matthew Fannin received €29,250 for preparing an economic impact assessment.
Joseph McGarry and Phil Hawkey, who acted as advisors on the merger, received over €11,000 and €81,000 respectively.
Conor O’Brien Consulting Ltd. received €69,075 for coaching a leadership team, and Reddy A+U got €12,300 for master planning.
This is Ethos Ltd., who provided strategy support, were paid over €5,000 by IT Tralee.
Some consultants who were paid by the Kerry college also received a payment from CIT for their services, including This is Ethos Ltd., the Communications Clinic, Deloitte, Reddy A+U and Joseph McGarry.