Archive for Grangegorman

Gathering or distributing the university?

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

“Here’s a topic, perhaps, to distract you as you recover from your Christmas dinner. This last week the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) issued a recommendation to the Privy Council (to whom the task of deciding the matter is entrusted) that the UHI Millennium Institute should be awarded university status …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 26 December]

Grangegorman – still time to have your say

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 28 October 2010 by Steve

“If you want to have your say on the plan to redevelop Grangegorman in Dublin’s north city, there’s still time. The ambitious project which will turn the 70-acre site into a lively urban quarter including a DIT campus catering for 20,000 students, new HSE offices and purpose-built mental health facilities, is still on track …” (more)

[Irish Times, 28 October]

Grangegorman yet to receive full funding

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

“… Despite a high-profile launch by Taoiseach Brian Cowen last Tuesday – where guests were provided with a detailed rundown of the plans for the entire project – it has also emerged that parts may also be delayed. This would occur if some 21 buildings owned or occupied by DIT do not raise a ‘conservative’ target of €158m when they are put on the property market from the start of 2013 …” (more)

[John Downes, Sunday Tribune, 26 September]

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]

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]

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]

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]

DIT’s €1.5bn move may not go ahead

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 8 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Education minister Batt O’Keeffe has given his clearest indication yet that Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) troubled €1.5bn move to Grangegorman in north inner-city Dublin could be abandoned altogether. Responding to a series of questions about the project from the Sunday Tribune, a spokesman for O’Keeffe said he could not ‘make any guarantee that the project will or will not go ahead’ …” (more)

[John Downes and Conor McMorrow, Sunday Tribune, 8 November]

Irish projects make the cut for design prize

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 24 August 2009 by Steve

Ireland“… Another future project on the shortlist is the Grangegorman campus masterplan for DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) and the HSE (Health Service Executive), by US firm Moore Ruble Yudell Architects Planners with Dublin practice DMOD Architects. This covers a 73-acre north Dublin site – the former home of St Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital. DIT plans to move here in 2011 bringing its 40 disparate departments onto one campus …” (more)

[Emma Cullinan, Irish Times, 24 August]

Grangegorman residents call for €1.5bn DIT campus plan to go ahead

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 2 August 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Any decision not to proceed with Dublin Institute of Technology’s €1bn-plus move to Grangegorman in north inner-city Dublin risks condemning the area to ‘further neglect’ and should be resisted, local residents have warned. In a recent letter to Taois­each Brian Cowen, they note that the Bord Snip Nua report advocated the withdrawal of all current funding to the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) – about €1.5m – and the amalgamation of Tallaght IT and Blanchardstown IT with DIT …” (more)

[John Downes, Sunday Tribune, 2 August]