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# Infrastructure

All time
Column: The last thing Ireland – and Europe – needs is more austerity
Further budget strictures? We badly need investment instead, writes Tom Healy after the announcement of the Fiscal Treaty referendum.
# Roads
North to go ahead with road project axed by Irish government
Construction could begin in September on portions of the A5 route, which was meant to link Monaghan and Derry.
# Luas BXD
An Bord Pleanála raises concerns over Luas connector
Planners said the long-planned link-up could have to be dismantled if other major construction projects go ahead.
# Brazil
Video: two buildings collapse in Rio de Janeiro
The incident highlights authorities’ failure to improve infrastructure ahead of the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016.
# Roads
Toll company on M3 motorway made €19 million profit
Eurolink Motorway Operation made €19,420,000 over just seven months after the M3 opened last year.
# Spending Cuts
Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today
Several major projects are expected to be set aside as €750million is cut from the Government’s capital budget.
# Optimism Bias
ESRI report warns of effect of 'optimism bias' on value of infrastructure projects
A new study from the ESRI says that rail projects typically overestimate their projected passenger levels, while road projects underestimate their traffic growth.
# Europe
Ireland 'could benefit' from €50billion EU fund
The huge investment in infrastructure could boost Irish construction companies.
OECD report says Ireland is "coming out of the crisis"
The OECD’s Economic Survey says that while challenges remain, Ireland’s long-term prospects are better than other countries.
# Metro West
Metro West plan suspended over funding shortage
The proposed rail project has been put on the long finger amid constrained public spending.
Column: ‘Poland is probably where Ireland was 20 years ago’
For years, Polish construction workers came to Ireland – now the Irish are going the other way. Garrett Doyle is one of them.
# Roads
Drivers face new tolls as NRA seeks to raise money
The authority has suggested new pay stations on eight existing roads, as well as an extension of tolling on the M50.
# Imagine
Imagine buys Clearwire