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Lower Kevin Street, Dublin 2.

The former Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) building has been sold  to Dublin-based, US-backed Westridge Real Estate for €140 million.

It is understood that Westridge will now press ahead with plans to seek planning permission for a major mixed-use scheme on the 3.57 acre site, comprising mainly Grade A office space alongside a large element of private rented sector (PRS) apartments, and food and beverage offerings.

…While the figure paid by Westridge Real Estate represents a premium of 75 per cent on the €80 million price guided by Knight Frank when they brought the property to the market last February on behalf of DIT’s successor, Technological University Dublin, the site is acknowledged as being one of the best redevelopment opportunities to have been offered for sale in the capital in recent years.

The former DIT campus is located just 300m from the Luas Green Line stop at St Stephen’s Green, and sits within walking distance of the city centre.

Westridge Real Estate completes €140m purchase of DIT Kevin Street campus (Irish Times)

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Last night.

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

Mark Corcoran (top right) representing The Students of DIT Societies presented Game of Thrones actor and DIT alum Liam Cunningham, with the Brendan Behan Award for his ‘outstanding contribution to the arts and in recognition of his humanitarian work’.

The Award was established in 2016 by the students of DIT Societies to acknowledge those who have demonstrated excellence in the area of the arts, culture and the media.

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A public lecture tomorrow at 6pm in Lecture Theatre 4079 hosted by the Department of Law at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

In 2012, Colorado together with Washington State became the first jurisdictions in the world to regulate cannabis for recreational use, having earlier regulated for medicinal use in 2000 and 1998 respectively.

The lecture will analyse key economic data from Colorado such as tax revenue, pricing, and job creation and “evaluate the opportunity cost to the Irish economy plus the continuing and future cost of prohibition in Ireland”.

Roll! Fight!


Thanks Niall


Supporters at the March for Choice in Dublin in September 2012

It wasn’t discussed last night.


Tonight at 7pm.

At the Michael O’Donnell theatre in the Dublin Institute of Technology Bolton Street.

DIT’s Law Society will host a debate on repealing the 8th amendment

Those speaking in favour will include Dr Peadar O’Grady, of Doctors for Choice; Vanessa O’Sullivan, of Abortion Rights Campaign; Gerry Edwards, of Terminations for Medical Reasons; and Ailbhe Smyth, of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.

Those speaking against will include Cora Sherlock, Deputy Chair of the Pro Life Campaign; Áine O’Connell, of Youth Defence; Helena O’Callaghan, of One Day More; and Sinead Slattery, of the Pro Life Campaign.

*There’ll be free pizza afterwards*


Abortion debate (Facebook)


This morning.

Students registering to vote at Dublin Institute of Technology on Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Kevin Donoghue tweetz:

“10 minutes and it’s bopping. #MakeASmartVote get down to DIT Students’ Union now.”



Yesterday: Home To Vote (Part 2)


During lunchtime at DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1…



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Former paying inmates of Richmond District Lunatic Asylum (top), subsequently the Central Mental Hospital, Grangegorman, now Dublin Institute of Technology.

Ditto writes:

“Following on from your post (link below) about the fresh hell that is the new Dublin Institute of Technology [DIT] campus, Broadsheet readers with an interest in history might like to know that the Grangegorman site has been home to lunacy since 1815, when the Richmond District Asylum (later the Central Mental Hospital) was first built on this location. Websurfing on my mobile phone (the broadband here being somewhat patchy as yet!) I found some photos of its inmates, their driven-to-the-brink-of-dementia expressions of bemused tolerance looking oddly familiar.., And now I must go and track down the location of the padded cells…”

Previously: Was It For DIT?

Pics via: Beyond the ‘lunatic poor’: Class and Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland Royal College of Physicians blog)


The new Dublin Institute of Technology campus at Grangegorman

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Anon writes:

“It has not been reported in the media about the disaster that is DIT Grangegorman. The new DIT campus was opened up in September 2014. Once opened, it became clear that nearly everything was wrong. The building was to house Art and Design students as well as social studies and others. The buildings were not ready.
In fact, it was not purpose built. Fine Art students had no space or walls to hang their work; Visual Merchandising are carrying mannequinns between there and Mountjoy square, they also have no space; photography students have no darkroom as of yet; Visual Communications students do not have up to date software on the college computers; there are not enough classrooms on campus; classrooms are too small and stuffy, the windows are painted shut so it makes it worse; there is a lack of security on site despite a number of safety incidents and concerns; as well as classes not going ahead because of lack of electricity and plumbing for the first few weeks; a canteen that overcharges for in my opinion substandard food; these are handful of the problems.
A forum was held yesterday between DIT students’ union, the students, and heads of school. The heads of school were on several occasions called out on their shortcomings and mistakes in planning. Morale in the college is low obviously. The tutors, technicians, and students are doing the best with what they have though. It is surprising this hasn’t been reported, especially since a number of TDs visited the college only a few weeks ago for photo opportunities. I hope you will be able to spread what is happening here. It would really be appreciated.”


Previously: NEW DIT Colony