Pat Leahy: The national plan should annoy people

The controversy over infrastructure strategy shows the Government is on the right track

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Martin Cullen, then minister for the environment and local government, at the launch of the National Spatial Strategy in 2002. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Martin Cullen, then minister for the environment and local government, at the launch of the National Spatial Strategy in 2002. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Abortion is getting all the attention but decisions which will have an enormous long-term impact on the country will be made in the coming days by the Government.

The Cabinet meets next Monday for a special session to discuss the forthcoming national planning framework and the 10-year capital investment plan. This is the framework and the blueprint for the development of our national infrastructure over the next decade and beyond.

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