Project Ireland 2040 The key points you need to know

first_imgProject Ireland 2040: The key points you need to know The €116 billion plan sets out a 23-year vision for the country. By Paul Hosford €22 billion cross-sectoral investment on climate actionA €500 million climate action fundLowering carbon emissions from power generation by phasing out coal use at Moneypoint Power Station before its closureHalf a million electric vehicles on the roads by 2030 – with no non-zero emission cars being sold after 2030 and none being on the road after 2045Retrofitting of old schools and public buildingsUpgrading insulation in 45,000 homes a year from 2021 to achieve a minimum BER B ratingAll public buildings and at least one-third of total commercial premises upgraded to BER rating B by 2030A Renewable Electricity Support Scheme to support up to 4,500 megawatts of additional renewable electricity by 2030Business and innovation Source: Shutterstock/Matej KastelicA €500 million “Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund“A new National Design Centre€2.2 billion investment in higher education infrastructure Brexit Source: Empics EntertainmentInvestment in the north east, north west and border regionsEnhancing the regional roles of Sligo and LetterkennyCreating a Dublin-Belfast corridor which increases the roles of Dundalk, Drogheda and Newry Public private partnership investments in 11 ITsCapital supports for new apprenticeship schemes THE CABINET HAS today signed off on Project Ireland 2040, the new national planning and capital expenditure plans.The €116 billion plan sets out a 23-year vision for the country and which projects will be prioritised in capital spending plans.According to the plan, it is designed to “enhance the wellbeing and quality of life” of Irish people by providing a framework for the kind of Ireland that will be built in the next 22 years.This includes “preventing uncontrolled gravitation” of advantages towards Dublin.It includes four new funds designed to “stimulate renewal and investment in rural and urban areas, the environment and innovation”: Image: Shutterstock/UTBP 53,524 Views Transport Source: Sam Boal/€7.3 billion on regional roads and accessibility of the north-westA new Atlantic Road Corridor – a road network linking Cork, Limerick, Galway and SligoCompletion of the Metro LinkAn expanded Dart, complete with new trains300 new rail carriages Share441 Tweet Email10 Friday 16 Feb 2018, 3:05 PM A €2 billion Urban Regeneration and Development Fund to “unstick” urban developments –  examples could include Cork Docklands (City and Tivoli Docks and associated mobility and bridge access), Limerick 2030, Waterford North Quays Strategic Development Zone (SDZ), and Galway City Centre regenerationA €1 billion Rural Development FundA €500 million Climate Action FundA €500 million Disruptive Technologies FundHere are the key points from the plans, which can be read here.Growth Source: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ieIreland will grow by 1 million people by 2040Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford will grow by at least 50%The East and Midlands (including Dublin) will rise by up to 540,000 peopleThe North and West by 180,000The South by 380,000An average of 25,000-35,000 new homes will be built a year – double current outputThis will include 112,000 social homes by 2027A new €1 billion fund for rural regeneration projectsA new €2 billion fund for urban regeneration projectsUse of state-owned landbanks (including 18 acres in Galway city) to attract people back to cities and townsA regeneration of Portlaoise which will serve as a demonstration on how to rebuild town centres which grew rapidly  120 Comments center_img Image: Shutterstock/UTBP Source: Ireland2040A regional airports investment programmeA €230 million investment in Dublin Port€90 million redevelopment of Ringaskiddy in CorkThe building of the M20 motorway between Cork and LimerickExpanding the Dart to Drogheda, Celbridge, Maynooth and GreystonesA plan to examine high-speed rail between Dublin-Belfast, Dublin-Limerick Junction and Dublin-CorkThe rolling out of the BusConnects  BRT system Culture and heritage Source: Mark StedmanA capital investment programme for all cultural institutionsDigitisation of national collectionsSupport of Galway’s City of Culture programmeThe building of the Cork Event CentreAn ongoing Sports Capital Programme€12 million on job creation for the Gaeltacht, creating 1,000 jobs annuallySupports for the Gaeltacht including: strategically-located language support and childcare facilities, upgrading Irish summer colleges, the completion of Ionad na hEachléime in County Mayo and the development of the Slí Chorca Dhuibhne walking route in County KerryHealth, education and children Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: susanA new National Train Control CentreAppraisal of four new Luas lines to Lucan, Bray, Finglas and PoolbegPlanning of a light rail system for CorkA second runway and a new control tower for Dublin Airport Short URL Feb 16th 2018, 3:05 PM Defence and Justice Source: Sam BoalThree new planes for the Air Corps replacing existing Cessnas, as well as a plane to replace the CASA maritime patrol planeRefits of the LÉ Roisín and LÉ NiamhUpgrades of Defence Forces equipment including replacement of the light tactical armoured vehicles currently usedICT investments in Garda systemsA replacement for Harcourt Square Garda officesRefurbishment of 30 Garda stationsRedevelopment of the Four CourtsNew county-type courts in north Dublin, north Kildare, Bray and NavanThe redevelopment of Limerick Prison Climate action Source: Shutterstock An €8.4 billion schools building programmeA plan to modernise PE halls for secondary schoolsA €420 million digital strategy for schoolsThe completion of the National Children’s Hospital and National Maternity Hospital A new hospital for CorkA new National Forensic Mental Health Service HospitalDedicated elective only hospitals in Dublin, Cork and GalwayA new emergency department at University Hospital LimerickNew outpatient units at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown and Tallaght Hospital4,500 new community nursing home beds2,600 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