Government has missed a third of the targets it set to future-proof economy

Under the plan, 34 so-called outputs or actions were set for completion in the first six months of the year. Of those, 23 were completed and 11 missed

21st July, 2019
Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business: her department has issued a new report stating that only 23 out of 34 ‘outputs’ were completed in the first six months of 2019 Pic: Kenneth O’Halloran

The government has missed a third of the targets set out in its much-heralded plan to future-proof the Irish economy in the first half of the year.

Leo Varadkar launched the plan. which was touted as the “answer [to] the future needs of businesses and workers”.

It aimed to provide a “strategic framework” for the development of the Irish economy over the coming decade with a specific focus on competitiveness, innovation and adapting...

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