Minister’s Message on Ireland 2040 – Our Plan

What we hope to achieve with Ireland 2040 – Our Plan is a shared vision and ambition for what our country could look like by 2040. We’ve been through a period of profound change in our recent history, with new challenges to come. We now have to plan for our future if we are to successfully navigate the challenges of population growth, demographic change and evolution in work and life practices that are on the way.

Continuing our growth and development patterns according to the status quo and without a coordinated plan is no longer an option. By aligning our spatial planning with our investment decisions – by aligning the National Development Plan with a ten year National Investment Plan – we will for the first time have a meaningful planning framework that people can have confidence will deliver for their communities.

Eoghan Murphy, Irish junior finance minister, poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg Television interview in London, U.K., on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Ireland is home to about 500 international finance companies, ranging from giants such as Morgan Stanley and Citigroup to startups with a handful of employees. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Eoghan Murphy

Minister for Housing,
Planning, Community
and Local Government