O’Sullivan appoints board members to Grangegorman Development Agency

The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has announced details of Government approved appointees to the Board of the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA).

The 15 person Board of Directors is the governing authority of the GDA.

The Agency is responsible for the redevelopment of the former St. Brendan’s Hospital grounds in Dublin City Centre. The redevelopment aims to create a vibrant new city quarter with a diverse mix of uses, the principal use being consolidation of Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) student population at the site. Currently students and staff are dispersed in 39 separate locations. The site will also provide new health care facilities for the Health Services Executive, recreational and public spaces to serve the community and the city.

 

The Minister welcomed the appointees and wished them well in their role on the Board of the Grangegorman Development Agency.

The appointees are:

 Mr Oliver Cussen, Chairperson Designate (Nominee of Minister for Education and Skills)

  • Cllr Janice Boylan (Nominee of Dublin City Council)
  • Mr Jim Curran (Nominee of Minister for Health)
  • Ms Elva Duffy (Nominee of Minister for Education and Skills)
  • Ms Denise Dunphy (Nominee of President of Dublin Institute of Technology)
  • Dr Berna Grist (Nominee of Minister for Education and Skills)
  • Ms Penelope Kenny (Nominee of Minister for Education and Skills)
  • Mr Damien Kilgannon (Nominee of Minister for Education and Skills)
  • Professor James Owen Lewis (Nominee of Minister for Education and Skills)
  • Dr Noel O’Connor (Nominee of President of Dublin Institute of Technology)
  • Mr John O’Hara (Nominee of City Manager, Dublin City Council)
  • Mr Gerry O’Neill (Nominee of Minister for Health)
  • Ms Deirdre Prince (Nominee of Minister for Education and Skills)

The CEO Mr Michael Hand continues to be a member of the Board.

Cllr Janice Boylan, Mr Jim Curran Ms Elva Duffy, Mr Damien Kilgannon, Dr Noel O’Connor and Ms Deirdre Prince are existing members of the Board.

The Minister is awaiting confirmation of the nominee for the position on the Board reserved for the resident of the Grangegorman neighbourhood who will be selected in accordance with Schedule 4 of the Grangegorman Development Agency Act 2005.

The Minister thanked everyone who has been involved with the Grangegorman project to date.

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