'The most difficult thing in this plan will be the politics'

The Ireland 2040 plan has been in the works for three years - but things are heating up with two months to go till the final version

31st October, 2017
'The most difficult thing in this plan will be the politics'
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy pledges more detailed regional plans. Pic: RollingNews.ie

When Simon Coveney was launching the National Planning Framework, he made a telling comment. He said the most difficult thing in this plan ”will be the politics”.

Most of the general public are not aware to any great degree of what the 20-year plan means for them. Indeed, even though there have been 40 public meetings about it, the majority of the public may not even know it exists. But their TDs certainly...

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