Friday June 5, 2020

Ireland 2040 process leaves an uneasy feeling

The National Planning Framework has an urgency about it, but taking time to listen carefully to the people and the experts is more important

25th January, 2018
Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny launching the Ireland 2040 plan last year. Pic: RollingNews.ie

This week, over 600 people were on trolleys in hospitals and the shortage of suitable housing at several different levels continues. Whatever else we can say about these two problems, poor planning has contributed to both and continues to plague both.

You could almost hear it saying: let’s get ahead; let’s use data sensibly; let’s analyse the predictions and work out how to use the resources at our disposal to avoid catastrophic problems which occur from...

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