Wednesday October 21, 2020

Infrastructure will play a critical role in our economic recovery

Investment in infrastructure will enable our economy to thrive and survive the challenges of Covid-19

17th October, 2020
Over the last nine months in particular, the resilience of our infrastructure has been tested

On Tuesday last, the government announced what has been called an unprecedented budget in size and scale. It includes €87.8 billion of spending and an estimated deficit of €20.5 billion for 2021. There is an allocation of €9.7 billion for capital expenditure. This is small relative to the overall spend but critically important in the context of a recovery from the economic effects of Covid-19.

Most of the capital allocation relates to commitments made to building...

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