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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Capital Spending

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'They'd have announced a new hinge on a door': Not everyone is impressed with the €11 billion plan for health
“If a new hinge was to be put on a hospital door they’d nearly have announced it.”
Why did Europe delay a report that criticised Ireland until after the election?
It says it did not want to be seen to be interfering.
Aaron McKenna: Without proper investment in defences, we might as well abandon flood zones
There’s money for capital spending to defend our most vulnerable cities from flooding – the trouble is the government wants to toss it down the drain to keep a few seats in Leinster House.
Another €150 million added to Government's economic stimulus plan
The extra money will go toward school projects, road maintenance and repairs, and retrofitting for local authority houses.
New DIT campus at Grangegorman to be part of €2bn stimulus package
Schools, healthcare and roads are also likely to benefit from measures being announced by the government later today.
Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets
Yes, we’ve got a deficit to deal with – but making ordinary consumers pay is hurting the wider economy as well as our wallets, writes Aaron McKenna.
North to go ahead with road project axed by Irish government
Construction could begin in September on portions of the A5 route, which was meant to link Monaghan and Derry.
Unemployment group welcomes Budget’s freeze for welfare rates
The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed welcomes Fergus O’Dowd’s assurance that welfare rates will not be cut.
Children's Hospital to go ahead but Metro North and DART underground shelved
The government’s capital expenditure announcements also included the news that the linking of the Luas lines will go ahead.
Liveblog: Capital spending announcement
Join us from 12 noon when we’ll be liveblogging the major goverment speech on capital spending with details on plans for projects such as Metro North, Thornton Hall and DIT.
Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today
Several major projects are expected to be set aside as €750million is cut from the Government’s capital budget.
Dempsey's "cast iron guarantee" that Navan train will run by 2016
Transport minister says his home constituency will get its train to Dublin.
The €39bn capital programme: what's in and what's out
Some rail projects are dropped but other motorways will be finished.