Thursday February 20, 2020

Profile of Ireland 2040: A leap in the dark

At the heart of the row over the Ireland 2040 plan are two competing visions of how Ireland should develop

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

18th February, 2018

Have you ever seen those episodes of RTÉ’s Room to Improve where the couple building a new house cannot agree on the design?

That’s the same type of debate that the new Ireland 2040 plan is going to generate now that it has finally been unveiled after three years in the making.

Planners say that Ireland is the only country in Europe to have a national planning framework and a national...

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