Institutes of Technology Issues – Church on Grangegorman site

Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the significant contribution of money that has been paid by the Roman Catholic Church to the Dublin Institute of Technology Foundation for the maintenance of an active church, as distinct from a multi-faith centre, on the new DIT Grangegorman site and if so, if he will detail all of the conditions attached to this donation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 2 October]


  • There are in fact two churches on the sile both of which are the property of the state The major church is the catholic one and it is now proposed by both the GDA and DIT to keep it as a place of worship under the control of the Chaplaincy and the diocese The Irish Catholic newspaper has spelt this out
    This is in return for a 5ook donation by the diocese of Dublin to the DIT Foundation and will ensure a continued presence not only of catholic symbolism but also a formal op operating church on the site which may be made available for some other limited academic uses from time to time Students will now have to pay a levy to build alternative buildings that will meet both recreational and sports needs

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