Dáil Éireann - Volume 587 - 15 June, 2004

Written Answers. - Educational Projects.

  322. Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Education and Science the timescale for the exchange of lands at Grangegorman, Dublin 7, from his Department to the DIT; when the necessary legislation will be ready; if provision is being made for a primary school on the site as previously agreed with Dublin 7 Educate Together; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17932/04]

  Mr. N. Dempsey: It is my intention to publish a Bill for the establishment of an agency to develop [504] Grangegorman as a site for education, health and other facilities. It will be known as the Grangegorman development agency. The agency will be responsible for producing a comprehensive plan for the development of the site in consultation with interested parties, including local residents, Dublin Institute of Technology, health authorities, transport providers and Dublin City Council. My Department has always envisaged that the development of the Grangegorman site has the scope to help facilitate the long-term primary and post primary needs of the area including those of Dublin 7 Educate Together.

The agency will also be responsible for the implementation of the planning scheme once it has been approved. To facilitate this, title to the lands at Grangegorman will be vested in the agency during the development.