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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Department of Education and Skills

Institutes of Technology Funding

Photo of David CullinaneDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein)
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97. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the capital investment allocated to each institute of technology and university for the years 2019 to 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3228/19]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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Over the period 2019-2021 an infrastructure budget of €337m has been earmarked for the higher education sector. 

This is in addition to infrastruture to be delivered by way of Public Private Partnership (PPP), including the Central and East Quads for TU Dublin at Grangegorman, which are under construction, and the Higher Education PPP programme, which is in the design phase and is focused on Technological Universities/Institutes of Technology. 

The following table outlines allocations to Institutes of Technology and universities for the period in question wich have already been approved.

UL €1,700,000.00
IT Tallaght €7,715,953.00
IT Dundalk €18,469,525.00
GMIT Castlebar €2,080,000.00
IT Limerick €11,575,000.00

Further allocations from the capital budget will be based on the assessment of proposals against specific criteria, and will include funding programmes such as the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund and the Refurbishment and Upgrade Fund. Allocations will be also be made from the capital budget to support upgrades to ICT infrastructure, as well as minor works and equipment renewal.  


PJ Coleman
Posted on 24 Jan 2019 10:23 pm (Report this comment)

And the other ITs?
Only expensive PPPs that make no sense when Ireland Inc can borrow at less than 1%?

Also more than 55 millions for Dublin and 33 millions for the rest of the country?

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