Computer courses to feature in all training offered at the new AnCO facility in Letterkenny.

The new An Chomhairle Oiliúna (AnCo)training centre in Letterkenny, County Donegal was built at a cost of £2,750,000 and occupies an area of 5,000 square metres. 

The building will cater for up to 165 trainees at any one time. All trainees will receive basic computer education. 

Irrespective of the course they are taking they'll also learn the history of computers and how use them for graphics and calculations.

The centre was officially opened by Minister for Labour Ruairi Quinn. 

AnCO in its seventeen year history has never faced such a demand for training places and only fifty per cent of those who apply this year will actually get a place on a course.

An RTÉ News reports on 10 July 1984. The reporter is Tommie Gorman.