17 Oct Redevelopment of IT Tallaght
IT Tallaght expansion included in major Government funding package
The phase two development of IT Tallaght is one of just eleven projects being progressed nationwide and a technical appraisal will now commence of the work.
New facilities will include a technical development centre (i.e. practice based learning facilities for engineering and science courses); facilities for the culinary arts; and new classrooms and computer labs.Development of IT Tallaght was a key budget demand of mine in recent negotiations. The quick response of my colleague the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, is a tribute to the hard work, dedication and reputation of all on campus.The project will go ahead as a public-private partnership, in line with the biggest education investments planned across the country.
I am asking that the technical, planning and design phases are concluded as quickly as possible so as we can see the new buildings take shape. The IT is a huge asset. It is a hub of education for South and West Dublin and through its strong reputation also attracts students from all parts of the country and further afield.
“Having a strong third level institution is key if we are to develop Tallaght as a ‘Smart City’ of the future. As an Independent Minister for the area I am determined that our campus will be supported to have the best possible facilities “