How Ireland is teetering on the brink with power, water and housing all near breaking point

Major acceleration is needed if Ireland is to deliver the critical infrastructure in the €165bn National Development Plan

From energy and water, to housing, health and transport, there are mounting obstacles to the delivery of critical infrastructure projects

At the first meeting of the reconstituted Project 2040 delivery board just over a week ago, Paschal Donohoe made clear the need for an urgent speeding up the delivery of critical infrastructure in the €165 billion National Development Plan.

Soon after becoming public expenditure minister, Donohoe had axed the previous unwieldy 18-member board, made up primarily of civil servants.

Now he was sitting in front of the slimmed down board of eight, now made up ...