Grangegorman Update

24th November, 2009

I raised the status of Grangegorman DIT last week with the Department of Education through an adjournment motion in the Seanad. It is available here. This is a crucial project that I will champion in the Seanad.

If we really are serious about the Smart Economy then we must be serious about this project. Grangegorman DIT would allow the link up between technology and business in the centre of Dublin.

I don’t care however if this is done through the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) or not. An alternative approach would be for the project to be led through the Department of Education or the Taoiseach’s office. This would deliver more political accountability and ensure that a much needed plan of agency rationalisation does not impact on this crucial project.