Dáil Éireann - Volume 387 - 15 February, 1989

Written Answers. - Jacob's Factory Site.

[360] 19. Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Education, in respect of the former Jacob's factory site at Bishop Street, Dublin 8, the intentions of the Dublin Vocational Education Committee; when the proposals to construct a third level institution on that site will commence; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Education (Mrs. O'Rourke): I wish to refer the Deputy to my speech to Dáil Éireann on the 1988 Estimates in which I announced my intention to establish an interdepartmental committee to examine, inter alia, the provision of student places at third level. The Government approved the terms of reference, operation and composition of the committee in March 1988 and it has met on a number of occasions since. Pending receipt of the committee's report a number of capital projects were deferred including the proposed new building at Bishop Street for the College of Commerce, Rathmines and the College of Marketing and Design, Mountjoy Square.