The State of Ireland report is Engineers Ireland’s annual independent assessment of Ireland’s infrastructure and technology. Each year, an advisory group of engineers and other professionals develop recommendations for public policy.
1. To stimulate the economy and deliver much-needed infrastructure, increase capital spending by €25 billion over the lifetime of the National Development Plan. This investment should be targeted at decarbonisation and aligned to the National Planning Framework.
2. Enact the following pieces of legislation to improve planning and project delivery:
3. Ensure that critical State and semi-State bodies are sufficiently resourced to deliver the significant countrywide increase in infrastructure that is required over the next decade.
4. Increase the national procurement threshold for open tendering for works and works related services from €50,000 to €250,000.