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Project Ireland 2040 Documents

Published: 28 March 2019
From: Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Project Ireland 2040 is the government’s overarching policy initiative to make Ireland a better country for all of us, a country that reflects the best of who we are and what we aspire to be.

Project Ireland 2040 is informed by the Programme for a Partnership Government , which recognises that economic and social progress go hand in hand, and is made up of the National Planning Framework to 2040 and the National Development Plan.

Get more details on individual projects in the Investment Projects and Programmes Tracker. Below is a collection of documents containing more information about Project Ireland 2040:

Project Ireland 2040 Prospects Ireland’s Pipeline of Major Infrastructure Projects

Ireland's Pipeline of Major Infrastructure Projects is an innovative new publication designed to improve communications with the construction sector in relation to forthcoming major projects.


Project Ireland 2040 Annual Report


An Chéad Bhlian: Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2018


Building Ireland's Future

Project Ireland 2040 seeks to achieve ten strategic outcomes, building around the overarching themes of wellbeing, equality and opportunity. These ten shared priorities will ensure a consistent approach between planning objectives under the National Planning Framework and investment commitments under the National Development Plan.


National Development Plan 2018 - 2027

This ambitious plan will drive Ireland’s long term economic, environmental and social progress across all parts of the country over the next decade. The plan is fully integrated with the approach to spatial planning set out in the National Planning Framework.


An Plean Forbartha Náisiúnta 2018—2027


Project 2040 Investing in the Transition to a Low Carbon Society


National Planning Framework

The companion to this document is the National Development Plan, a ten year strategy for public capital investment of almost €116 billion. Their joint publication as Project Ireland 2040 is perhaps the most radical break with the past: aligning investment strategy with strategic planning documents.


An Creat Náisiúnta Pleanála

Creat atá ann mar threoir don infheistíocht phoiblí agus phríobháideach, le deiseanna a chruthú agus a chothú dár ndaoine, agus lenár gcomhshaol a fheabhsú – ónár gcuid sráidbhailte go dtí ár gcathracha, agus gach a bhfuil thart orthu agus eatarthu.


BUILD: Construction Sector Performance and Prospects 2019

The report is the first in a series of outputs from the Construction Sector Group which was established by Government in recognition of the fact that a modern, innovative and resilient construction sector is central to delivering on Project Ireland 2040 and to ensuring maximum value for money.