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Donohoe rebuffs UK proposal for Irish infrastructure commission

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Minister said that Ireland has its own structures in place to advise the delivery of long-term infrastructure projects

Paschal Donohoe has shut down the suggestion that Ireland should consider establishing a National Infrastructure Commission to advise the state on long-term infrastructure delivery.

The minister for public expenditure’s comments come after Julia Prescott, deputy chair of the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission, last week told the National Infrastructure Summit that Ireland should consider setting up its own equivalent commission.

Dara Calleary previously introduced a bill to the Dáil to establish an independent infrastructure commission here …

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