THE CABINET HAS today signed off on Project Ireland 2040, the new national planning and capital expenditure plans. The €116 billion plan sets out a 23-year vision for the country and which projects will be prioritised in capital spending plans. According to the plan, it is designed to “enhance the wellbeing and quality of life” of Irish people by providing a framework for the kind of Ireland that will be built in the next 22 years. This includes “preventing uncontrolled gravitation” of advantages towards Dublin. It includes four new funds designed to “stimulate renewal and investment in rural and urban areas, the environment and innovation”.
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