Push expected for transport projects

Transport bodies are expected to push for the fast-tracking of projects such as a metro, Luas spurs and a rail interconnector following a liberalising of the EU Stability and Growth Pact.

26th March, 2005

Transport bodies are expected to push for the fast-tracking of projects such as a metro, Luas spurs and a rail interconnector following a liberalising of the EU Stability and Growth Pact.

Minister for Finance Brian Cowen indicated last week that the new rules could allow the government to spend up to €1.6 billion more a year on infrastructure projects.

The reform, which was criticised by the European Central Bank, could not have come at a...

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