Wednesday 18 July 2018

'Government's €116bn master-plan for Ireland 2040 will only work if we change our mindsets'

Members of the Cabinet sit on stage during the launch of Project Ireland 2040. Photo: Kyran O’Brien
Members of the Cabinet sit on stage during the launch of Project Ireland 2040. Photo: Kyran O’Brien
Paul Melia

Paul Melia

While an enormous sum, the €116bn capital spend is the least important part of the Government's grand plan, Project Ireland 2040.

It is relatively easy to spend money, assuming you have it. The success or otherwise of this plan will not be seen in the successful delivery of a Metro, road or hospital.

If this is working, we should begin to see the results in Census 2021 when we consider how our urban and rural areas have developed, and if the aim of consolidation and growing the regions is working.

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