Sunday 18 February 2018

National Development Plan to receive €115bn investment

It is understood the National Development Plan will see an investment of €115 billion in the country's infrastructure over the next ten years. The plan was discussed in detail at the Cabinet meeting this evening. It will be backed by Exchequer funding to the tune of €90bn and a further €25bn will come from commercial State-owned enterprises. The projects set to benefit include a second runway at Dublin Airport, the building of the M20 motorway to connect Cork and Limerick and the expansion of the DART. There will also be investment in regional airports and school buildings across the country. Priorities in health include the building of a new National Children's Hospital and a National Maternity Hospital.

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