What needs to be done by 2030
Published 02/03/2010 | 05:00
ROADS: COST €5bn
Build four-lane motorways from Dublin to Belfast, Cork and Limerick (total length 200kms); build three-lane motorways from Dublin-Galway, Dublin-Waterford, Cork-Limerick, Limerick-Galway and Galway-Sligo (total length 500kms); build two-lane motorways between Dublin-Derry, Sligo-Derry and Belfast-Derry; build ring roads around each of the city regions to connect with the motorway network.
- RAIL: COST €2.5bn
Build a high-speed rail line between Dublin-Belfast with a guaranteed journey time of 75 minutes and just four stops (Drogheda, Dundalk, Newry and Portadown) with a 15-minute frequency.
Trains would travel at 225kmh.
- AIRPORT: Uncosted
Make Dublin an international hub with capacity to handle 50 million passengers a year. This will need a third terminal. Build an oil pipeline from the new port to the airport.
- WATER MAINS NETWORK: COST €1.5bn
Mains linking Shannon and Dublin, and second from Lough Neagh to Dublin.
- BROADBAND: COST €1.5bn
High-speed network linking all eight city regions.