Editorial: Standing still on infrastructure is simply not an option
The upcoming review of the National Development Plan is a chance for us to take stock of the country’s creaking infrastructure
The nation’s focus has, for some time now, been on the battle against Covid-19 and the progress of our sometimes stuttering vaccination programme. This is quite understandable, but significant work has been quietly taking place in the background on other areas that will play a crucial role in Ireland’s future economic wellbeing.
Among these is the review of the €116 billion National Development Plan (NDP), which was launched in 2018.
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