Sensible plan is real change from empty promises
There's no end of worthwhile projects which would benefit from Government largesse. The problem is, there's only so much money going around.
While €42bn might seem an enormous sum to invest in just six years, the Coalition could easily have doubled the spend and, as the Taoiseach said, delivered a "catch-all for every parish".
But it resisted that temptation and left itself open to predictable accusations that the Capital Plan lacked ambition.