Archive for DIT

Green Light For Grangegorman Project

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 September 2010 by Steve

“An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen has visited to Grangegorman to launch a major new infrastructure development project for Dublin’s north inner city and for DIT. The development will include a new campus accommodating all of the activities of DIT in one location …” (more)

[Build.ie, 23 September]

Cowen launches €486m DIT project

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 22 September 2010 by Steve

“A €486 million project which will give Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) a new campus – while helping to regenerate a large swathe of north Dublin – was formally launched by Taoiseach Brian Cowen yesterday …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 22 September]

Costello welcomes Grangegorman redevelopment announcement

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 September 2010 by Steve

“The announcement today by the Government of the redevelopment of the old St. Brendan’s Mental Hospital site at Grangegorman as the new campus for the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and a mental health and primary care facility is most welcome …” (more)

[Joe Costello, Labour Party, 21 September]

Cabinet signs off on €486m Grangegorman plan

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 September 2010 by Steve

“450 construction jobs are to be created in a development project on the Grangegorman site in Dublin. The €486m project was given final approval at today’s Cabinet meeting and formally announced by the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste this afternoon …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 21 September]

Public hearings to begin into DART and Luas projects

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 September 2010 by Steve

“… The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) plans to link the Sandyford and Tallaght Luas lines, before continuing to Broombridge to service DIT’s new campus at Grangegorman. If approved, the line will run from St Stephen’s Green to Dawson Street, College Green, across O’Connell Street and to Parnell Square, continuing to Cabra …” (more)

[Paul Melia, Independent, 18 September]

DIT launches social media induction project

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 6 September 2010 by Steve

“Dublin Institute of Technology has launched three new social media initiatives at the Irish Film Institute, the first of their kind in Irish third level education …” (more)

[Laura O’Brien, Silicon Republic, 6 September]

Tuition fees: a DIT perspective

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 10 August 2010 by Steve

“The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is sometimes described as Ireland’s largest higher education institution; whether this description fits depends a little on how you count the students, but it is certainly big by Irish standards …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 10 August]

Does It Matter What We Do?

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 9 August 2010 by Steve

“… A fair question is whether education and training programmes are the best use of any available funds. Getting one of these places is undoubtedly a very positive development for the 11,000 potential participants, notwithstanding the fact that education and training do not guarantee subsequent employment in current labour market conditions. Those conditions worsened last week …” (more)

[Martin Ryan, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 9 August]

DIT: fees will not create money for third level

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags , , , on 9 August 2010 by Steve

“Brian Norton, the president of Dublin Institute of Technology, has said that the introduction of third level fees will not bring any extra money into the third-level sector. However, its introduction would increase student expectations which could not be met by the colleges, he said …” (more)

[Martha Kearns, Sunday Business Post, 8 August]

DIT rushes to create 900 extra places for jobless

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 7 August 2010 by Steve

“The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is scrambling to create 900 extra college places next month, following a surprise €3m invitation from the Department of Education and Skills …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 7 August]

Northside to become corridor of recovery

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 6 August 2010 by Steve

“The Northside is set to become a ‘corridor for recovery’ under the Government’s revised €39 billion capital investment programme up to 2016, which was unveiled last week. The Northside will be transformed into a ‘hub for economic recovery, growth and job creation’ as major projects will be prioritised such as the completion of Ballymun regeneration, Metro North and the centralisation of DIT in Grangegorman …” (more)

[Dublin People, 5 August]

Falling rents help reduce cost of going to college for second year

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 5 August 2010 by Steve

“Falling rents have contributed to the cost of college dropping for a second year, according to analysis at Dublin Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 5 August]

University challenge

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 2 August 2010 by Steve

“Dublin Institute of Technology’s move to its new campus at Grangegorman off Dublin’s North Circular Road is about much more than physically having all its students and staff in one location …” (more)

[Martha Kearns, Sunday Business Post, 1 August]

Work to begin in weeks on exciting city quarter

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 July 2010 by Steve

“Building work will begin within weeks on the transformation of Dublin’s Grangegorman hospital into a state-of-the-art education and health campus, providing 450 construction jobs a year over the next decade …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 27 July]

Jobs pledge as Cowen puts €39bn to work

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 July 2010 by Steve

“… The first jobs will come on stream in weeks as work begins on the new DIT campus at Grangegorman. Eventually 450 people will be employed building the new university …” (more)

[Michael Brennan and Paul Melia, Independent, 27 July]

Government to outline €39.4bn capital plan

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 26 July 2010 by Steve

“… the relocation of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) to a new campus at Grangegorman on the city’s northside will go ahead. With an initial investment between €30 million and €40 million, the Grangegorman project will involve all elements of the DIT moving to the site, and the sale of their existing premises at 10 different locations in Dublin …” (more)

[Deaglán de Bréadún and Martin Wall, Irish Times, 26 July]

Not enough cooks in the DIT kitchen

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 27 June 2010 by Steve

“It is regarded as one of the world’s top culinary colleges producing a menu of top chefs from Richard Corrigan to Darina Allen and Michelin starred Kevin Thornton. But things have turned sour at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) when last week, ’embarrassed’ staff at the celebrated School of Culinary Design refused to attend a college open day …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Sunday Tribune, 27 June]

College heads hold talks on creation of ‘super IT’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 17 June 2010 by Steve

“Secret talks have begun between four colleges which could lead to a combined ‘super institute of technology’ for the greater Dublin area. The Irish Independent has learned that the four presidents and chairs of the governing bodies of the respective colleges met recently, and more meetings are expected …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 17 June]

Grangegorman DIT project

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 May 2010 by Steve

Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the delay in progressing proposals in respect of the Grangegorman DIT project, Dublin. Deputy Seán Haughey: The proposals contained in the strategic plan for the Grangegorman site involve major capital expenditure which requires careful and detailed assessment by my Department and the other Departments involved in the project. This assessment is nearing completion …” (more)

[Dáil Debates, 6 May]

SciFest 2010 kicks off in DIT

Posted in research with tags on 15 April 2010 by Steve

“Today saw the launch of SciFest 2010, a national festival of science, at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Kevin Street. The festival will take place in 14 Institutes of Technology around the country over the next month, finishing in Derry on 21 May …” (more)

[Silicon Republic, 15 April]