The Government is set to unveil a €115bn National Planning Framework outlining their vision for developing the country up to 2040. A multi-billion euro package aimed at improving the health service will see three new hospitals as well as 2,600 extra hospital beds by 2027 and hundreds of community nursing home beds. It has been revealed that the Department of Health will get a substantial share of the €115bn give-away. Sources say the plan will also place a massive emphasis on investment in IT, with the HSE and An Garda Síochána to be given modernised computer systems. At least 23 counties are in line for new schools, although many were announced by the Department of Education as far back as 2014.
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