€27 billion in capital funding projects is to be announced under Budget 2016. Key areas for spending include transport, education, health, housing, and flood protection.
A rail link from Dublin city centre to Dublin Airport and on to Swords will form the centre piece of the transport plan.
Education will receive €3bn for school building or extensions, third-level investment and information technology initiatives but the particular schools will not be named for a few weeks.
To deal with rising enrolments, funding will be provided for an additional 19,000 primary school places by 2018 and for more than 40,000 secondary school places by 2022.
There will also be a pledge to eliminate the use of prefabs for classes.
The education plan will focus on primary and post-primary because of the increasing school going population. It is anticipated that there will be about 250 school projects.
Health & Housing
Funding will be provided to refurbish State-run nursing homes and for new primary care centres. The social housing plan will be extended by a year with an additional €500m-€600m provided.
Over the next ten years €1bn will be spent on flood prevention. Up to 250 projects will receive funding and 300 areas have been identified at risk.
The CareersPortal Team