Monday 14 November 2011

New site for DIT faces the axe in cutbacks

THE Government is axing a planned new college for Dublin Institute of Technology on the site of the old Grangegorman hospital.

It will be among a series of projects cut as part of drastic changes to the capital spending programme up to 2016.

Among them are five rail projects on which the State has already spent more than €225m.

Iarnrod Eireann and the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) spent the money planning and designing underground railway systems and Luas light-rail projects for Dublin, which were expected to cost more than €5bn to build.

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