2040 vision: What to watch for in the national plan

Recent controversies appear to bear out Simon Coveney's early prediction that the most difficult thing in this plan 'will be the politics'

16th February, 2018
Labour TD Alan Kelly is among a group concerned about the National Planning Framework. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Later today, after a specially-convened Cabinet meeting in Sligo, the contents of the long-awaited National Planning Framework, also known as Ireland 2040, and the 10-year National Development Plan for the country’s infrastructure will be revealed.

The aim is provide a clear strategy for an expansion of the population by up to one million people by 2040. That will require an estimated 500,000 new homes, as well as schools, roads and other infrastructure.

But the plan has...

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