DIT adds €9m Park House to Grangegorman campus

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has acquired Park House on Dublin’s North Circular Road with a view to incorporating the 1970s office block into the development of its new €500m campus at Grangegorman. The purchase of the property was confirmed by DIT president Brian Norton in an email sent to all DIT employees last Monday …” (more)

[Ronald Quinlan, Independent, 5 October]

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DIT brews up industry-backed beer and whiskey degree

Posted in Teaching on September 19th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s future brewers and distillers may well arrive with academic qualifications following the launch of a new degree programme at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). The BSc course at the college’s new Grangegorman campus is aimed at helping fulfil the drinks industry’s ambitions of making Ireland a global leader in research, development and innovation …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Irish Times, 19 September]

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DCC’s decision on student units defies any logic

Posted in Governance and administration on April 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A couple of weeks ago, Dublin City Council sent back two planning applications for student accommodation near the new DIT Grangegorman campus in Dublin 7. Combined, the two private developments would have added about 1,000 new purpose-built student units. In justifying its decision, the council made two interesting – ok, baffling – points …” (more)

[Ronan Lyons, Independent, 24 April]

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Dublin Institute of Technology: Financial Statement 2013-2014

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on April 8th, 2017 by steve

IrelandSeán Fleming (Laois, Fianna Fail): We are now back in public session. We will continue our discussion with Dublin Institute of Technology and the Grangegorman Development Agency. I apologise for the late start. An issue arose regarding the late submission of financial statements. This applied, to some extent, to the organisations before us …” (more)

[Public Accounts Committee, 6 April]

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Legal action delays new Grangegorman campus until 2019

Posted in Legal issues on April 6th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Work on Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) new campus in Grangegorman has been delayed for two years. A legal challenge by an under-bidder for the €180m-€200m contract, to design and build its two main teaching blocks, means that the big launch won’t happen until September 2019 …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 6 April]

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Council’s ‘Not in my Back Yard’ Stance Over DIT Treats Students as Wind Turbines

Posted in Governance and administration on March 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The concerns expressed this week by Dublin City Council regarding two proposed student accommodation developments near the Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) Grangegorman campus are disappointing and troubling for students. The council seems less than enthusiastic about two planned developments on Prussia St and the North Circular Road which would house between them almost 1,000 students …” (more)

[University Times, 26 March]

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Dublin City Council orders redesign of DIT Grangegorman student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Development plans to increase student accommodation near the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Grangegorman campus have been criticised by Dublin City Council (DCC). The council has rejected two development plans and requested their redesign, arguing they could cause disruption for residents and commuters in the area …” (more)

[Conn de Barra, Trinity News, 23 March]

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Dublin planners raise concerns over DIT student digs

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City Council has raised ‘serious concerns’ about the potential overconcentration of student accommodation surrounding the new DIT Grangegorman campus. Council planners have sent two major schemes, which would provide housing for almost 1,000 students within a few minutes’ walk of the campus …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 20 March]

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Greenway Hub at DIT Grangegorman launched

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Delivered by BAM as a design and build project, the Greenway Hub at DIT Grangegorman is a 2,400m² hi-tech hub providing a range of research laboratories and facilities for the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI) …” (more)

[Irish Building Magazine, 3 March]

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New research hub is first new DIT Grangegorman building

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The first new building to be constructed on the Dublin Institute of Technology Grangegorman campus has been opened. The Greenway Hub will be home to the institution’s postgraduate researchers as well as those commercialising their research and growing spin-out companies …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 1 March]

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Approval for student housing to free up rental spaces

Posted in Governance and administration on February 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Two student accommodation schemes given planning permission in Dublin could free up rental space for almost 500 people in the capital. Almost 200 students may be accommodated near Dublin Institute of Technology’s growing Grangegorman campus. The latest Daft.ie figures show average rents jumped nearly 15% in Dublin last year, reaching €1,664 a month for a three-bed house …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 20 February]

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Grangegorman residents fear planned student blocks

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Apartment blocks for almost 8,000 students are planned or under way in the north inner city, with more than half of those within 500 metres of the new Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) campus at Grangegorman, figures show. If all of the 23 proposed apartment complexes are built, one third of all the student bedspaces the Higher Education Authority says are required to meet the national shortfall of 25,000 would be in Dublin’s north inner city …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 13 February]

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Proposed DIT levy on students could raise €20m

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“DIT students will be expected to begin paying an annual student levy by next September according to a recent development plan released by the Institute’s Campus Life department. The Campus Life Development Plan 2016 – 2020 has indicated that the expected levy will be used to fund a proposed student centre which will be constructed in DIT’s Grangegorman campus …” (more)

[Conor Shields, Irish Times, 1 February]

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Builder loses challenge to tender for new DIT campus

Posted in Legal issues on October 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Irish arm of Dutch construction giant BAM said a High Court decision not to review the tender process for the Dublin Institute of Technology campus at Grangegorman ‘must raise concerns’ for the construction sector …” (more)

[John Mulligan, Independent, 7 October]

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Question mark over funding for 700-bed student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A 700-bed student accommodation project on the country’s newest third-level campus depends on EU approval for a funding system, due to question marks over its effect on government debt. Dublin Institute of Technology and the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) want to build the apartments within the north inner city campus where more than 1,000 students are already attending lectures since 2014 …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 3 October]

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Expanded Dublin Bikes scheme to Grangegorman DIT on hold

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The planned expansion of the Dublin Bikes rental scheme to the new DIT campus at Grangegorman has been put on hold because of a lack of money to run the service …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 11 August]

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High Court orders squatters to leave Grangegorman site

Posted in Governance and administration on July 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A group of people who unlawfully re-occupied the site of a planned student accommodation project in Dublin have been given 21 days to leave by a High Court judge. A number of men, women and children have set up home in lands and buildings at Lower Grangegorman and Brunswick Street where planning permission was recently granted for 126 student accommodation units, the court heard …” (more)

[Irish Times, 21 July]

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DIT catering college put on the block for up to €20m

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dublin Institute of Technology is seeking between €15m and €20m for its catering college and related property beside O’Connell Street. The college, which is set to be moved to the new campus at Grangegorman, will vacate its long-standing base at 21 Cathal Brugha Street at the corner of Marlborough Street …” (more)

[Peter Flanagan, Independent, 2 February]

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Minister Howlin welcomes High Court decision to refuse an application for an injunction over the awarding of a contract for the Grangegorman DIT campus

Posted in Legal issues on December 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Minister Howlin welcomes High Court decision to refuse an application for an injunction over the awarding of a contract for the Grangegorman DIT campus. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, today (1 December 2015) welcomed the High Court decision …” (more)

[Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, 1 December]

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Grangegorman DIT campus injunction refused by High Court

Posted in Legal issues on December 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Move clears way for Eriugena, winner of multi-million euro campus contract. The High Court has cleared the way for the winner of a multi-million euro contract for the new Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) campus at Grangegorman to proceed with the project …” (more)

[Tim Healy, Irish Times, 1 December]

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