Dense development occurred where the  Luas Green line was being constructed, substantially improving the payback to society and reducing emissions. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The new National Development Plan (NDP), covering State-backed investment to 2030, was published on Monday. Compared with previous NDPs, it is more of(...)

According to the NDP, every home, school and business in Ireland, regardless of how rural they may be will be provided with high-speed broadband by 2040

Rural Ireland has a bright future with the National Development Plan (NDP) offering people the opportunity to capitalise on new working trends, Tánais(...)

Pictured at the National Development Plan 2021-2030 launch at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar;  Taoiseach Micheál Martin; Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath and Minister for Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has defended the Government’s new multibillion euro plan for infrastructure and said “it is not a wish list”. At the launch (...)

Officials said they were referring to ‘very early stage cost estimates’ but these are all projects due for completion by 2027. They include MetroLink, BusConnects and the M20 motorway between Cork and Limerick. Photograph: Tom Honan

Here’s something you never hear when a government is announcing a major new infrastructure project: “We’re pleased to unveil this ambitious scheme eve(...)

We also need to plan ahead for anticipated significant population growth. New schools are needed for more pupils; new homes are needed for our growing population; and new investment in transport  is needed to get people to work

Last Friday saw the publication of two very important documents – the National Development Plan (NDP) and the National Planning Framework. The policie(...)

Key labour shortages will have to be fixed  if the Government’s  €115bn National Development Plan is to be successful, the construction industry has warned. File photograph: Sergei Malgavko/TASS via Getty Images

Key labour shortages will have to be fixed and rising construction inflation curbed if the Government’s €115 billion National Development Plan (NDP) i(...)

Cork is set to get a new acute hospital as part of a package of projects which range from those providing complex acute care to primary and community services. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two new hospitals in Cork City and a €1 billion investment in the county’s roads, including backing for the construction of the M20 Cork/Limerick moto(...)