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Stimulus Package another step on path to recovery

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 05:15 PM

A €2 ¼ billion infrastructure Stimulus Plan has been announced today by Minister Brendan Howlin, representing a step in the right direction on the path to recovery with the creation of 13,000 jobs, €280m investment in education, €115m in health, €850m in transport, €190m in justice and €1.4b in projects that meet key infrastructural needs.

Among the projects to benefit will be the development and rejuvenation of a campus for the Dublin Institute of Technology at Grangegorman; the upgrading of the N17/N18 Gort to Tuam motorway and the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy project.

Other projects include €190m to be invested in the State Pathology Laboratory, two new Garda headquarters as well as the provision of two bundles of primary care centres comprising of up to 10 centres.

Visiting Grangegorman

Minister Howlin said: "Today's announcement is the culmination of our determined efforts over the past seven months to identify how best to harness new sources of funding to support our economic recovery through infrastructure investment."
You can read more of what Minister Howlin said in our media centre as well as the remarks made by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at this link.

You can also see photographs from Minister Howlin and Minister Costello's visit to Grangegorman on Flickr.

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