Dáil debates

Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht (Atógáil) - Questions on Policy or Legislation (Resumed)


12:45 pm

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I thank Deputy Shanahan for raising this issue. The PPP bundle 2 is currently at the tender stage. It is awaiting final tender. As soon as this is in, the Government will make a decision shortly thereafter. Regarding the strategic plan, I am in constant contact with Professor Campbell about it. I very much appreciate, support and endorse the contents of the plan. As I think the Deputy knows, from his asking of the question, all individual projects in any plan have to go through the public spending code process. It is not for the Government to say it can approve an entire master plan. We must approve such plans project by project. We are extraordinarily committed to working with Professor Campbell, and Professor Paddy Prendergast as the chair of the governing authority, on delivering the ambition of that master plan, which very exciting. We are in close contact with Professor Campbell on the matter.


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