Don’t think Sony have much dealings with colleges in Ireland (Though I could be wrong … examples?). Unlike Microsoft who for example is to sponsor the XNA Gamelab in Trinity. Still I am sure one or two PSP dev kits could be picked up by Irish Colleges if they actually asked for them.
I know Abertay aren’t going to have a course this year but next year, Henry Fortuna was tinkering with it this year. He said its much easier to develop for than the PS2(thats not hard) but don’t think they’ll have a course ready in time for September