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Editorial: Don't stop investing in our futures

Brian Cowen today launched the Government's five-year capital programme. Although it has been cut by €1bn, the total being spent on major projects will be a massive €39bn. With the collapse in employment, the emphasis should now be on sustaining jobs.

Dublin's Metro North is to survive, despite its huge price tag. The Government needs to keep plunging money into key projects as an investment for Ireland's future. Important plans need to be supported to ensure that when our financial situation improves, we have the necessary infrastructure in place to continue the economy's growth.