August 2020 – 8,000 additional places for students to be created as Higher Education building projects move forward – Minister Harris
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD has today announced the achievement of a key milestone on a programme to deliver 11 new higher education buildings, which will facilitate some 8,000 additional student enrolments. The full press release is available here: Press Release.
March 2018 – Government delivers Major PPP Investment in DIT Grangegorman Campus
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D, and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today welcomed the signing of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project Agreement which now paves the way for the construction of two flagship new buildings at the DIT campus in Grangegorman, Dublin 7. The full press release is available here: Press Release.
January 2018 – Public Sector Benchmark (PSB) for PPP Schools Bundles 1, 2, 3 and 4
The Public Service Benchmark is a key tool in the PPP procurement process and is prepared in accordance with published Government guidelines before the issue of a PPP tender. It is presented as a single monetary value that represents the full estimated cost, taking income and risks into account, to the Department of Education and Skills (DoES) of delivering projects using “traditional” public sector procurement. Please click here for a link to the document.
September 2017 – Minister Ross opens the M17/M18 Gort to Tuam road scheme
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD has today officially opened the M17/M18 Gort to Tuam scheme. The Gort-Tuam Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme is one of three road PPP projects included in the Government’s Financial Stimulus Package 2012. The full press release is available here: Press Release
July 2016 – Minister Bruton announces commencement of construction of Public Private Partnership to deliver over 4,500 school places.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. today announced the signing of the contracts for the commencement of building works in respect of Bundle 5 of the Government’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme. This programme, announced as part of the Government’s Stimulus Package measures of July 2012, provides for the construction of four new post-primary school projects and one new primary school project. The full press release is available here: Press Release
July 2016 – Minister Coveney announces the locations for over 450 new social housing units being developed through Public Private Partnership
The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney T.D., today (21 July, 2016) announced that he has approved site locations for over 450 new social housing units which are to be delivered through a public private partnership (PPP) programme. The social housing with a capital value of approximately €100 million is being developed at eight sites in co-operation with the local authorities in each area. Three of the sites are located in County Cork, with one each in the cities of Galway and Waterford. There is a further one site each in counties Clare, Kildare and Roscommon. The full press release is available here: Press Release
June 2016 – Minister Donohoe and Harris turn the sod on a New Primary Care Centre for Summerhill
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D., and Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D, today (Friday, 10 June) broke ground on the Summerhill Primary Care Centre project – which is being delivered on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis, together with 13 similar centres in other locations across Ireland. The full press release is available here: Press Release
December 2015 – Minister Howlin welcomes Commencement of PPP Courts Project
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin TD, has welcomed the announcement by his colleague, Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, that the Courts PPP project has been signed-off on by all partners and that work can now commence on sites across the country. The full press release is available here: Press Release
December 2015 – Minister Howlin welcomes announcement of Preferred Tenderer for the Schools Bundle 5 PPP
Mr Brendan Howlin TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, today (2 December 2015) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills of the Inspired Spaces Consortium as Preferred Tenderer for the Schools Bundle 5 PPP Project. The full press release is available here: Press Release
November 2015 – NDFA sets out plans for €1 billion social housing, education, justice and healthcare projects
The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), part of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), has today set out its plans to procure and provide financial advice on major Irish infrastructure projects with a combined value of almost €1bn. The full press release is available here: Press Release
October 2015 – M11 PPP shows major rebound in investor appetite for Irish projects
The Director of the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) has said the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy PPP road project offers further evidence of a major rebound in investor appetite for Irish infrastructure projects. The full press release is available here: Press Release
September 2015 – Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform announces large scale investment programme
The Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin TD, today (29 September 2015) announced a large scale investment programme that will increase the State’s infrastructure, support economic recovery and jobs, support sustainable communities throughout Ireland and provide modern, fit for purpose buildings to deliver services to our citizens. The full press release is available here: Press Release
July 2015 – Eriugena achieves planning consents for strategic DIT Grangegorman Campus PPP
The National Development Finance Agency is pleased to announce that the Eriugena consortium has been notified of the decision to grant planning consent by Dublin City Council for each of the East and Central Quads in the strategic DIT Grangegorman Campus PPP. The full press release is available here: Press Release
June 2015 – Minister Howlin welcomes NDFA’s announcement of Preferred Tenderer on Courts Bundle PPP Project
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin T.D., today (Monday 15 June) welcomed the announcement by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), part of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), of BAM PPP PGGM as Preferred Tenderer for the Courts Bundle PPP Project. The full press release is available here: Press Release
May 2015 – Minister Howlin welcomes announcement of preferred tenderer for primary Care Centre PPP project
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin T.D., today welcomed the announcement by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), part of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), of the Prime-Balfour Beatty consortium as Preferred Tenderer for the Primary Care Centre PPP Project. The full press release is available here: Press Release
January 2015 – NDFA welcomes Schools Bundle 4 project reaching financial close and start of construction
The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) announces the award of Schools Bundle 4 PPP contract to the BAM PPP/PGGM joint venture and the start of construction on four new post-primary schools providing accommodation for 2,950 pupils in counties Louth, Tipperary, Clare and Cork. The full press release is available here: Press Release
August 2014 – M17/M18 Gort-Tuam PPP Project Announcement
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar and Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform Brendan Howlin have formally acknowledged the contract signing with a consortium to construct the M17/M18 Gort to Tuam PPP Scheme which will create up to 450 jobs, boost local economies in the west and ease congestion. The full press release is available here: Press Release
July 2014 – New M11 Motorway between Arklow and Rathnew Opens July 13th, 2015
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Pascal Donohoe TD, was this afternoon (Monday) joined by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, to officially open the M11 Arklow to Rathnew Upgrade scheme, which forms part of the €282 million N7 Newlands Cross/N11 Arklow to Rathnew Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme. The full press release is available here: Press Release
July 2014 – New Publication from EPEC
EPEC (European PPP Expertise Centre) has recently published a new document “Managing PPPs during their contract life: Guidance for sound management”. Please click here for a link to the document.
June 2014 – Irish Architectural Awards 2014
On the 24th June 2014 the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI) announced “Coláiste Ailigh” in Letterkenny, one of the schools in the Schools Bundle 3 project in Ireland, as winner of the Irish Architecture Awards 2014 “Best Educational Building Award”.
“An extremely powerful building in an exceptionally strong category, Coláiste Ailigh’s architecture is ambitious and singular in its poetic response to sky and landscape context, creating a memorable image. Internal circulation and activities organization are admirably clear. The sculptural roofscape topography of light wells combines with shades of Paul Henry colouring to provide a new visual vibrancy for the rural school challenging our perceived notions of what this building can be in a spectacular landscape context”. (RIAI)
May 2014 – Taoiseach turns the sod on €550m Gort to Tuam motorway
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny has today turned the sod on the €550 million, M17/M18 motorway project which will boost the local economy, remove several bottlenecks and create 450 jobs during construction. He was joined by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Leo Varadkar. The full press release is available here: Press Release
June 2013 – Investing in Infrastructure & Jobs
Following on from last year’s Infrastructure Stimulus Plan, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, today announced an additional investment of €150m in Exchequer capital funding for 2013 to 2014. This represents the first phase of the Exchequer element of the Stimulus Plan. The full press release is available here: Press Release
November 2012 – Commencement of the latest PPP for the Schools Building Programme
Minister Brendan Howlin has warmly welcomed the announcement by his colleague Minister Ruairi Quinn TD that the latest Bundle of PPP schools has been signed off on by all partners and that work will begin on sites around the country… The full press release is available here: Press Release
July 2012 – Minister Howlin announces an additional €2.25 billion domestic infrastructure stimulus to create much needed jobs
On the 17th of July 2012, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr. Brendan Howlin T.D., announced the Government’s plans for an additional €2.25 billion investment in job-rich public infrastructure projects in Ireland. This will involve raising €1.4 billion from the EIB, NPRF, domestic banks and other potential sources of funding.
The €1.4 billion investment will be directed towards projects that meet key infrastructural needs and are in line with the priorities in the Government’s Investment Framework. These projects will form the first phase of a new programme of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) designed to stimulate economic growth and create employment. As the Phase 1 projects are progressed and as funding permits, projects that could be delivered as part of further phases will be considered.
Job creation is a critical priority for Government. This stimulus will help us sustain jobs in the construction sector which has been very badly hit during the recession. The investment in this Phase 1 package is expected to generate significant numbers of jobs: previous analysis of each sector indicates that the investment will generate around 13,000 jobs. It will also create much needed social and economic infrastructure and aid economic recovery.
The projects selected span a number of sectors and will be spread throughout the country. This will help to maximise the benefits to communities and to meet clearly identified local needs.
This package contains €280 million of investment in the Education sector. Two new PPP schools bundles will be delivered. Each bundle contains approximately 6 new or replacement schools, most of these at post-primary level, and will be located across the country from Clare to Kildare, Cork and Louth.
Dublin Institute of Technology’s Grangegorman Educational Facility: DIT, currently the largest provider of higher education in the State, is located in 39 sites across the capital, some in poor condition. It is planned to consolidate these sites into one single educational facility. Stage one of that consolidation process will be progressed in Phase 1 of this stimulus package. This devlopment also represents an opportunity for substantial development and rejuvenation of an important inner city urban quarter. It will also link in with Luas as part of the proposed Luas interconnector with a stop provided at the Grangegorman Campus.
€115 million for two bundles of primary care centres will be progressed in Phase 1. These bundles will each comprise up to 10 centres.
In the transport sector €850 million will be invested in upgrading the national motorway and primary route network. In the west, the N17/N18 Gort to Tuam project will provide 57 kilometres of motorway providing a bypass of Clarinbridge, Claregalway and Tuam. The M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy project will involve the upgrading of 26 kilometers of road to motorway and will include a bypass of Enniscorthy. The N25 New Ross Bypass will provide approximately 13.6 kilometers of new road from Glenmore at the eastern boarder of Kilkenny and crossing over the River Barrow via a new bridge into Wexford. A further priority transport project is the Galway city bypass – a 12 kilometer orbital route for Galway city linking with the M6 major inter-urban route to Dublin – which is on hold at the moment pending the outcome of legal proceedings. Depending on the outcome of those proceedings it would be hoped to progress it as an additional PPP project.
€190 million will be invested in the State Pathology Laboratory, two new Garda divisional headquarters and a number of courthouses. Refurbishment and extension works to existing courthouses will be carried out in Cork, Mullingar and Waterford. New courthouse buildings will be provided in Drogheda, Letterkenny, Limerick and Wexford. New Garda divisional headquarters will be built in line with the Minister for Justice’s priorities.
Note: for reasons of commercial sensitivity, details of the expected value of individual projects are not inclded.