Climate and housing to receive majority of extra NDP funding
Approval of new projects will depend on whether they help or hinder new green commitments
Government departments are set to pitch over the coming weeks for how much they believe they should receive under the expanded National Development Plan.
The NDP is currently under review and Michael McGrath, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Development, is due to publish a revised version of the ten-year development plan in July which will increase its budget above the existing €116 billion ceiling.
The existing NDP was published by the previous Fine Gael-led...
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