Ministers Bruton, Donohoe and Mitchell O’Connor announce construction is to begin on €220m building project for DIT at Grangegorman

This Government is committed to making Ireland’s education and training system the best in Europe by 2026. State of the art higher education facilities are important to delivering on this ambition. The Grangegorman development represents one of the most significant investments in infrastructure for higher education in the history of the state.

The development will span 52,000m2, creating at least 1,000 jobs in the construction industry over the lifetime of the project.

Minister Bruton said “The project is being funded by the government under Project Ireland 2040. Under the Government’s plan, the higher education sector will see a very significant ramping up of investment in higher education infrastructure – from approximately €800m over the past decade to €2.2 billion over the coming decade.”

The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said “The buildings will enhance the attractiveness of DIT and the future Technological University for Dublin to students nationally and internationally. Ireland continues to attract international firms to our country for a number of reasons but the standard of our education and our talent is very much an underlying factor.”

Minister Paschal Donohoe, said “Grangegorman is already flourishing under the careful stewardship of the Grangegorman Development Agency and following on from the arrival, some time ago, of the first students. I will be keenly following the progression of the build over the coming two years, the impact its development will have on the surrounding communities and look forward to welcoming the new students to the new campus in 2020.”