Frank Curran, Chief Executive, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, said:
This agreement supports our commitment to improve vibrancy and footfall in Dún Laoghaire. IADT is one of the country’s most significant higher educational institutions and is very successful from its campus on Kill Avenue. We believe that creating a base within Dún Laoghaire presents a great opportunity for DLR and IADT to bring a new student dimension to the town.
Having student activity will bring about increased footfall for businesses in the area, while giving the institute a platform to grow its student base and presence across the County.
David Smith, President, IADT, said:
I am pleased to sign these agreements. I would like to recognise DLR’s commitment and desire to support IADT to return to Dún Laoghaire town. The extra space of the Carnegie Library will allow the Institute to grow projects of economic and cultural value for the County.
IADT and DLR recognise that collaborating will shape the cultural, environmental, strategic and economic development for both organisations. We are committed to sharing knowledge and expertise that will enrich the County for our students and the wider DLR community.