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# Infrastructure

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# north macedonia
EU announces €500 million energy support package for Western Balkans
The EU Commission chief is set to visit Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia in the coming days
# Clones
Taoiseach launches €20 million cross-border Ulster Canal restoration project
Taoiseach Micheal Martin laid the foundation stone to mark the start of phase two of the works.
All time
# Infrastructure
'28 degrees is a major challenge already': Warming would acutely impact Ireland, expert says
A Maynooth professor and climate report author says any change in extreme weather would be difficult for Ireland.
# dead end
The N6 ring road: Solution or dead end for Galway congestion crisis?
Noteworthy and The Journal take a deep dive into the controversial infrastructure plan which awaits green light from planners.
# Infrastructure
NTA allocates €55m to councils to enhance cycling and walking infrastructure
The funding was allocated under the July Jobs Stimulus Plan announced by the government last month.
# Trump express
Israel to name new Western Wall train station in Jerusalem after... Donald Trump
The announcement comes after Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
# railly bad outlook
'It would be very bad news for traffic': Irish Rail needs extra €100 million a year to keep going
Not enough investment will lead to a “lack of consistency” in journey times.
# luas cross city
Drive through Dawson Street? You'll have to find a new route from now on
Cars will not be able to travel straight down Dawson Street to access Nassau Street.
# roadblock
Luas Cross City testing disrupted by parked vans and trucks on route
Luas Cross City began morning and evening tests of the new tram service this week.
# Multinationals
Donald Trump tells businesses to bring back jobs from 'places like Ireland'
He said that US infrastructure “used to be the best in the world”, but was now “literally like a third world country”.
# Charlottesville
Donald Trump doubles back - says there was 'blame on both sides' at Virginia
He also defended his advisor Steve Bannon as “not a racist”.
# Infrastructure
Why is everything in Ireland 'mediocre'?
In terms of infrastructure, that is.
# hit the road
Engineers want multiple tolls and changing speed limits on the M50
They say it will help congestion.
# Motoring
Metro North, expanded Dart and a Cork-Limerick motorway 'need to be delivered'
Engineers want a body to be established in order to support the new 10-year capital spending plan.
# Money Money Money
Explainer: What is this 'rainy day fund' we keep hearing about?
We take a look.
# adamstown
A flagship Celtic Tiger development could finally be finished
When it was launched in 2005, there was much fanfare about redefining urban spaces and usability.
# woodbrook
New Dart station due for south Dublin
The Government yesterday announced new plans to help build houses across the country.
# rebuilding ireland
Bridge to Poolbeg among 34 infrastructure projects worth €226 million given green light
Funding was announced today for projects across the country.
# Money Money Money
Celtic Tiger's Metro North likely to be fast-tracked
Dublin Port and Dublin Airport are also tipped to benefit from increased capital expenditure.
# open thread
It's World Pothole Day - are your local roads in sh**e?
We’ve seen some pretty big potholes in our time…
# Infrastructure
Egypt is building a completely new capital city beside its old one
See ya later, Cairo.
# road to glory
Are your local roads 'in shite'? That may be fixed soon...
They’re fixing the roads: €300 million investment in 2,000km of rural and regional routes
# Leaks
Irish Water isn't fixing more leaks - or spending more on infrastructure
That’s compared with local authorities over the past 10 years. However, Irish Water says, “It’s not just about fixing leaks – it’s about reducing the amount of water that is lost.”
Voices
Opinion: With more of us living in cities, we have to plan for real quality of life
I want my city to serve its local communities – that means introducing proper cycle lanes and options for pedestrians.
# heavy load
We take over 1/4 BILLION public transport journeys every year...most on the bus
Buses account for roughly 75 per cent of all public transport travel in the country.
# FDI
Engineers say EirGrid project will be 'key to economic prosperity'
EirGrid know what they’re doing and have ‘some of the best engineers in the world’ working with them, Engineers Ireland has said.
# Water Water Nowhere
Water restrictions will be in place until "at least Thursday"
It had been hoped water would be running normally by Monday, but Dublin City Council has added three days to the restriction period.
# Legislation
New bill will mean just one environmental impact assessment needed for offshore projects
Minister Jan O’Sullivan said the aim of the new bill will be to streamline the process for infrastructure development.
# pension fund
Bruton defends spending the last of the nation's savings
The final €6 billion left in National Pensions Reserve Fund is to be used to boost employment, says Richard Bruton TD.
# luas link-up
Luas Cross City moves one step closer as EU bank says it may offer funding
Preliminary construction work on the Luas link-up in Dublin city centre is due to start in the next few weeks.
# road to baghdad
Open thread: Is your local road as bad as this one?
This is the road travelled by one TheJournal.ie reader every day is referred to locally as ‘The road to Baghdad’. Can you beat it?
# Construction
Rate of decline in construction activity unchanged in November
Jobs were also being cut at a sharper pace during the month, in line with reduced workloads, according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction PMI.
# Japan
Japan highway tunnel death toll rises to 9
On Sunday, heavy concrete ceiling slabs fell onto vehicles driving through a busy highway tunnel linking Tokyo to central Japan.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland distribute foreign aid while it is in a bailout?
With the government suspending aid to Uganda yesterday, we’re asking should Ireland be distributing foreign aid while still under the terms of a bailout?
# standstill
Life in the slow lane: China's traffic jams
Holidays and free road tolls lead to bumper-to-bumper epic jams.
# Tourism
Potential for growth in tourism sector highlighted at Summer School
Leaders in the tourism sector highlighted paths for potential growth in the sector at the Garret FitzGerald Summer School in Killarney.
# Energy
Campaign says Government policy statement 'paves way' for underground infrastructure
A group which advocates a proposed electricity interconnector between the North and South be placed underground has welcomed a Government policy statement on the issue.
# Stimulus
IBEC to launch 'major growth plan'
The group, which represents Irish business, is to provide an innovative non-Exchequer funded package of measures for the whole economy later today.
# Stimulus
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.
# Irish Banks
Bank of Ireland sells UK project finance arm
The €200m sale will not lead to job losses.