Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Department of Education and Skills
Institutes of Technology
449. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the buildings that have been purchased by Dundalk Institute of Technology from 2010 to 2016; the cost per building; the current status of each building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27450/21]
Dundalk Institute of Technology has confirmed that the Institute purchased the JJB Soccerdome (15,539m2) & Ice Dome Facility (3,513m2) in January 2014. The combined purchase price for the buildings in question was €2,800,000.
The JJB Soccerdome has been refurbished and now operates as a student/public gym and sports centre. DkIT have advised that the facility operates on a self-funding basis.
The Ice dome facility is currently vacant. I understand that DkIT is exploring a number of options in relation to the property.