DCU innovation campus looks to expand as it reaches capacity

Posted in Research on August 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University’s innovation campus is looking to significantly expand and is also in talks about a private-public partnership (PPP) to create a new co-working space for companies at the facility. The move comes as Invent DCU and its sister centre DCU Alpha have reached full capacity …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 24 August]

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Dublin Institute of Technology campus at Grangegorman

Posted in Governance and administration on July 10th, 2015 by steve

IrelandJoe Costello asked the Minister for Education and Skills her plans for the next stage of the development of the Dublin Institute of Technology campus at Grangegorman in Dublin 7; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 July]

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European Investment Bank to advance €110m for DIT’s Grangegorman campus

Posted in Governance and administration on January 6th, 2014 by steve

“The European Investment Bank is to advance €110 million for the first phase of construction of the new Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) campus at Grangegorman …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 6 January]

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Quinn approves €23m contract at Grangegorman

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2013 by steve

“Education Minister Ruairi Quinn today approved a major works contract at the Grangegorman site. The contract, valued at almost €23 million, has been awarded to Limerick-based Roadbridge Limited …” (more)

[MerrionStreet.ie, 5 November]

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Grangegorman PPP Goes to Market

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2013 by steve

“One of the biggest single projects within the Grangegorman re-development was today put out to market by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Ruairi Quinn TD …” (more)

[Irish Building Magazine, 31 October]

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Minister Quinn launches procurement of Grangegorman Public Private Partnership (PPP) project

Posted in Governance and administration on September 9th, 2013 by steve

“The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, today launched the procurement by public private partnership of two new technologically-advanced education buildings – the Central and East quads – at DIT’s new education campus at Grangegorman. This project is valued at some €180 million …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 9 September]

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EU launches €22bn PPP investment package

Posted in Governance and administration on July 11th, 2013 by steve

“… Research institutions, universities and SMEs will be eligible to apply for the scheme, which is part of Horizon 2020, an EU research and innovation programme for 2014 to 2020. It succeeds the EU’s current programme, known as FP7, which comes to an end this year …” (more)

[Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times, 10 July]

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Public Private Partnerships – IT Tallaght

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that IT Tallaght has spent €3.5 million from non-Exchequer resources as part of the preparatory phase of a major capital work which his Department included in its commitments under the public capital programme but which has subsequently not been funded; his views on whether it fair that the institute has to carry such a deficit and if he is proposing to take any remedial action to assist the Institute …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 13 March]

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Tánaiste sends WIT project to market

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2010 by steve

“Major building work in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) moved a step further this week after the Tánaiste Mary Coughlan, TD, announced that the second bundle of public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the third-level sector are going to market …” (more)

[Justine Dwyer, Waterford News and Star, 12 October]

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Tánaiste sends IT Tallaght building project to market under PPP model

Posted in Governance and administration on October 7th, 2010 by steve

“Major building work in the Institute of Technology in Tallaght moved a step further today after the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD, announced that the second bundle of public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the third-level sector are going to market …” (more)

[Mary Coughlan, Fianna Fáil, 7 October]

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Third-level building projects to create jobs

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“The Government must follow a commitment to new building projects at four third-level colleges with further schemes to boost construction, industry chiefs said last night. The National Development Finance Agency has begun the tendering process for the public-private partnership (PPP) works in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2012 …” (more)

[Grainne Cunningham, Independent, 4 August]

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Six education building projects go to tender

Posted in Governance and administration on August 3rd, 2009 by steve

Ireland“The first tranche of a major Government programme to build third-level education facilities using the public-private-partnership (PPP) model were sent out to tender yesterday, some 18 months after their initial announcement. Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe yesterday announced that six building projects were now being offered to the market to tender. Three of the six projects will be in the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology; one will be in the Limerick Institute of Technology; another at the University of Limerick; while the sixth will be at the Cork Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 3 August]

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