Tuesday February 18, 2020

Government announces €550m spending plans amid election speculation

Investment planned for Grand Canal, sports, jobs, health, welfare, farming, forestry and community projects

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

12th January, 2020
Neale Richmond, FG senator, and Leo Varadkar in the RDS

The government has announced spending plans totalling more than €550 million in the space of just ten days since the New Year, it has emerged.

As speculation mounts over the possibility of an early general election, government ministers have made at least ten different spending announcements, many of which have been further publicised by individual TDs and senators on their social media accounts.

Among the spending measures was Friday’s publication of €77 million in grants...

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