Written answers

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Department of An Taoiseach

Project Ireland 2040 Administration

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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67. To ask the Taoiseach the role of his officials in Project Ireland 2040. [53350/19]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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Project Ireland 2040 provides the overarching policy and planning framework for the social, economic and cultural development of our country. It includes a detailed capital investment plan for the period 2018 to 2027 - the €116bn National Development Plan 2018-2027, and the 20-year National Planning Framework 2040.

My Department is represented on the Project Ireland 2040 Delivery Board which oversees the implementation of Project Ireland 2040 and which is jointly chaired by the Secretaries General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

Officials from my Department also support and participate in the delivery of Project Ireland 2040 through the work of the Senior Officials Group on Infrastructure, the Project Ireland 2040 Co-Ordination Group and the Construction Sector Group.

In July this year, the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure was established to cover issues relating to Infrastructure, Project Ireland 2040 and Rebuilding Ireland. This Cabinet Committee has met three times since its establishment, most recently on Monday 16 December.

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