Dublin, 21st September, 2010: An Taoiseach, Mr. Brian Cowen T.D. today launched a major new infrastructure development project for Dublin’s north inner city. This new urban quarter will include state of the art mental health facilities, a purpose-built campus for Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and a variety of public amenities, to be built on the grounds of St. Brendan’s Hospital in Grangegorman in Dublin 7. The project will create over 4,000 new construction jobs and a further 1,000 jobs in areas such as retail, administration, maintenance and other services.
Announcing the start of work on the project, the Taoiseach said “This is a significant project in terms of generating jobs and providing a key piece of infrastructure for education and to develop our knowledge economy. It is by any standards a huge project, and is anticipated to create 4,500 full-time construction jobs alone over the period, and over 1,100 more full-time jobs on completion of construction.”
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