Tuesday, 16 May 2006

Questions (423)

Paul Nicholas Gogarty

Question:

484 Mr. Gogarty asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to the strong groundswell of support that exists for the addition of a representative from the Dublin Institute of Technology Students Union onto the board of the Grangegorman Development Agency; if she intends to facilitate the union’s call for a seat in view of the representations made by TDs and Senators from all parties, the DIT Governing Body, the DIT Grangegorman development Committee and others; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18063/06]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

I recently announced the appointment of Mr. John Fitzgerald, City Manager, Dublin City Council as Chairman of the Grangegorman Development Agency and I am now actively considering the other appointments to the Agency. The Deputy will be interested to know that Section 22 of the Grangegorman Development Agency Act 2005 provides for the establishment, by the Agency, of a consultative group that is representative of all stakeholders interested in the development of the Grangegorman Site. I am pleased to advise the Deputy that the student body of the Dublin Institute of Technology is specified as a stakeholder under this section of the Act.