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    Leo's great leap forward (LGLF)

    Luas for Cork
    M20 to Limerick
    Return of bungalow blitz (did it ever go away?)
    Buxom models in t-shirts, shorts and hard hats at every sod turning (will the wimmin allow it?)
    The Celtic Tiger mark 2 is here, baby!
    What could possibly go wrong?

    #2
    first picture not looking too promising..

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      #3
      I thought this was going to be about Plug and Shelbyville tbh
      I am the million man.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Fantom View Post
        Luas for Cork
        M20 to Limerick
        Return of bungalow blitz (did it ever go away?)
        Buxom models in t-shirts, shorts and hard hats at every sod turning (will the wimmin allow it?)
        The Celtic Tiger mark 2 is here, baby!
        What could possibly go wrong?
        In fairness Ireland has a huge infrastructure deficit. Things like the M20 and Cork NRR, light rail for Cork, Dart Underground and metro in Dublin, better bus services and corridors in the other cities, new hospitals and schools were needed 10 years ago. The country is grinding to a halt, so they're needed even more now. Will it all get done? Probably not, but nothing will get done without a plan. Spending on infrastructure is always worth the money, and it's hardly Celtic Tiger mk 2 to actually bring our infrastructure spending up to the average EU level.

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          #5
          Listening to minister coveney, now.
          We have to plan for an extra million people in the country, half of whom won't have been born here.
          (And a lot of the other half will be the offspring of people who won't have been born here either, sez I.)
          Don't really get this, why don't we have a plan to focus on developing the people who are already here and discourages/doesn't encourage immigration if the latter just gives us more people for whom we need to provide infrastructure and services?

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            #6
            Originally posted by Fantom View Post
            Listening to minister coveney, now.
            We have to plan for an extra million people in the country, half of whom won't have been born here.
            (And a lot of the other half will be the offspring of people who won't have been born here either, sez I.)
            Don't really get this, why don't we have a plan to focus on developing the people who are already here and discourages/doesn't encourage immigration if the latter just gives us more people for whom we need to provide infrastructure and services?
            All those foreigners coming over here taking our houses!

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            "Everything good about Ireland can be found in County Cork"....Lonely Planet Guide 2012

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              #7
              Originally posted by Grandpasimpson View Post
              All those foreigners coming over here taking our houses!

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              It seems to be a revelation to you that immigrants live in houses.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Fantom View Post
                It seems to be a revelation to you that immigrants live in houses.
                It seems to be a revelation to you that immigrants pay tax.
                "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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                  #9
                  I'd imagine immigrants will build most of that infrastructure.
                  The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
                  - Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

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                    #10
                    The following roads in Munster have been announced as going ahead.
                    M20 Cork-Limerick + possible N40 North Ring Road
                    N8/N25/N40 Dunkettle Interchange (already fully funded)
                    N69 Listowel bypass (already fully funded)
                    M28 Cork-Ringaskiddy
                    M21 Limerick-Foynes
                    N22 Ballyvourney-Macroom (already fully funded)
                    N72/N73 Mallow relief road

                    These schemes are to be reactivated for appraisal.
                    N21 Abbeyfeale relief road
                    N21 Newcastlewest relief road
                    N24 Cahir to Limerick Junction
                    N24 Waterford to Cahir
                    N25 Waterford to Glenmore

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                      #11
                      Health upgrade for Munster.
                      Elective-only hospital Cork
                      New ward block Waterford
                      New ward block Limerick
                      CUH paediatric phase 2
                      Relocation of Limerick Maternity Hospital to UHL

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                        #12
                        https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...ints-1.3394625
                        Project Ireland 2040: the infrastructure plan’s main points

                        Ronan McGreevy

                        Project Ireland 2040 aims to provide balanced regional development, in order to reduce Dublin’s growing economic domination, and to improve the State’s infrastructure. It seeks to plan for where the anticipated one million extra people who will be living in the State 25 years from now will be housed, work and go to school.
                        It consists of two plans.
                        The National Planning Framework (NPF) will decide how to achieve balanced regional development. It will prioritise growth in the major cities of Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford, although the capital is forecast to grow at a slower rate under this plan.
                        The second strand is the National Development Plan (NDP), a 10-year, €115 billion programme to upgrade State infrastructure in anticipation of the population increase.
                        About €90 billion of the plan will come from taxpayers, with the remainder expected to come from commercial State-owned enterprises.
                        ROADS

                        - The M20 motorway between Cork and Limerick will be built at the cost of €900 million
                        - The Galway Ring Road will be built at the cost of €550 million.
                        - The N4 will be upgraded between Collooney and Castlebaldwin in Co Sligo.
                        - The M7 will be widened between Naas and Newbridge.
                        Upgrades to the following roads:

                        - N8/N25 Dunkettle interchange
                        - N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Road
                        - N21/N69 Limerick to Adare and then Foynes
                        - N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom
                        - M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy
                        - N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramogue
                        - N52 Ardee Bypass.

                        PUBLIC TRANSPORT

                        - There will be a Dublin Metro linking Swords to Sandyford with a stop at Dublin Airport.
                        - The Dart Expansion Programme will see Dart services extended to Drogheda, Celbridge, Maynooth and the M3 Parkway on the Maynooth/Sligo line.
                        - There will be four new Luas lines with extensions to Lucan, Finglas, Poolbeg and Bray.

                        - Dublin, Cork and Galway will have a BusConnects project which will prioritise bus corridors, upgrade cashless payments and new bus stops and shelters.

                        - Dublin Airport will get a second runway at the cost of €320 million.
                        - Dublin Port, the Port of Cork and Shannon Foynes Port Company will benefit from €350 million investment.

                        DEVELOPMENT FUNDS


                        - There will be four development funds worth €4 billion over the 10-year period of the NDP.
                        - A rural regeneration and development fund of €1 billion will promote rural renewal.
                        - An Urban Regeneration and Development Fund worth €2 billion will support the development of the National Planning Framework (NPF) in the five largest cities of Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.
                        - There will also be a disruptive technologies innovation fund (€500 million) and the climate action fund (€500 million) under the Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment.

                        HOUSING


                        The State will commit to the provision of 112,000 new social housing homes by 2027 costing €11.6 billion
                        Half of all new housing will be built on so-called “brownfield sites” in urban area and 30 per cent elsewhere.
                        A new National Regeneration and Development Agency will be set up by local authorities to release strategically located land banks for redevelopment.

                        EDUCATION


                        - The south-east will get the Technological University for the South-East. All the major universities will receive further investment of €2.2 billion.
                        - The expectation is that an average of 20,000 permanent school places will be delivered annually over the medium term. This will be achieved by the delivery of an average of up to 50 large-scale projects annually as well as via the Additional Accommodation Programme, which will support smaller extension projects.
                        - Funding of nearly €1.7 billion for these programmes has already been confirmed.
                        - Funding of €180 million has been allocated for a multi-annual programme to support the replacement of purchased prefabs.

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                          #13
                          CULTURE AND HERITAGE

                          - An estimated €725 million will be spent on Ireland’s cultural heritage over the last 10 years.
                          - The National Library of Ireland, the National Archives of Ireland, the National Museum of Ireland, the Crawford Art Gallery and the Chester Beatty Gallery are among the institutes which will receive extra investment.
                          - The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus in Abbotstown will receive €42 million in investment between now and 2021.

                          CLIMATE CHANGE


                          - The State will commit €21.8 billion most of which will come from the semi-state or private sector in low-carbon.
                          - It is proposed to upgrade the energy ratings of between 30,000 and 45,000 houses per annum from 2021.
                          - The public bus fleet will be replaced with electric buses and the phasing out of those powered by diesel.

                          HEALTH


                          - Some €10.9 billion will be spent on health projects.
                          - These will include the New Children’s Hospital at St James’s campus, Dublin and two outpatient departments and urgent care centres at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown and at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin.
                          - The National Maternity Strategy developments will include the replacement of standalone maternity hospitals by relocating the National Maternity Hospital at St Vincent’s, the Coombe Hospital at St James’s, the Rotunda Hospital at Connolly and Limerick University Maternity Hospital at UHL.
                          - The National Cancer Strategy Capital Developments will include the National Programme for Radiation Oncology at Cork, Galway and Dublin, and the expansion of Breastcheck.
                          - National Forensic Mental Health Service Hospital at Portrane, Dublin.
                          - Primary Care Centre construction programme across the country.
                          - Replacement and refurbishment of 90 Community Nursing Units across the country.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Upfront_1979 View Post
                            I'd imagine immigrants will build most of that infrastructure.
                            So if had a gravel drive and a stranger built a house in your front garden but you got the drive
                            upgraded to tarmac out of it, that would be a good deal for you.

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                              #15
                              How are runways so expensive?
                              second runway dublin airport €320 million, cork to limerick motorway €900 million

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