The government is to publish a new national development plan next summer, setting out its capital spending until 2030 — with a strong focus on climate-change projects. According to sources, the plan is likely to include creating a twin track on the railway line between Galway city and Athenry, and the reopening of a 40km rail link between Limerick city and Foynes harbour that closed in 2002. This would provide a point of departure for exports of renewable energy. The revised plan will feature new projects, while some in the existing plan will be dropped.
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