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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:

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.

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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.


Construction Sector Performance and Prospects 2019

Embedding the Irish construction industry as a sustainable and innovative sector of the Irish economy is essential, not only for the successful delivery of Project Ireland 2040, but also in order to provide diversified employment and long-term construction careers across Ireland’s regions.