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The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD has announced new appointments to the board of the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA).

Mr John Monahan has been appointed as Chairman of the Board. Mr Monahan had been appointed in an interim capacity in July. The following additional appointments to the board of the GDA have also been made: Mr Ciarán Nevin, nominee of Minister for Education and Skills; Mr Damien Kilgannon, nominee of Minister for Education and Skills; Mr Frank Magee, nominee of Minister for Education and Skills; Mr Peter Murray, nominee of Minister for Education and Skills; Ms Deirdre Prince, nominee of Minister for Education and Skills; Ms Elva Duffy, nominee of Minister for Education and Skills; Ms Anne O’Connor, nominee of Minister for Health; Mr Jim Curran, nominee of Minister for Health; Dr Noel O’Connor, nominee of President of Dublin Institute of Technology; Ms Maev Maguire, Nominee of President of Dublin Institute of Technology; Mr Dick Gleeson, Nominee of City Manager, Dublin City Council; Cllr Áine Clancy,  Nominee of Dublin City Council; Mr Brendan Sharkey, nominated as resident of Grangegorman Neighbourhood)

The Minister announced last July that the planned consolidation of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) at the Grangegorman campus will proceed under the Government Stimulus Package. This will allow commencement of the enabling works at the Grangegorman site this year, a prelude to the start of the roll out of the PPP element of the project at the site.

Under the Grangegorman Development Agency Act, 2005, the general aim of the Agency is to oversee the development of the lands at Grangegorman on behalf of the Departments of Education and Skills, the Department of Health, the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Health Services Executive.