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An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe have marked the first full year of Project Ireland 2040 by announcing a major step forward for the M20 Cork to Limerick motorway.
The Taoiseach and Minister Donohoe were speaking at the launch of the first Annual Report for Project Ireland 2040 in an extension of the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick, one of the early projects supported by Project Ireland 2040 and providing 1,200 extra study places.
Some €7 billion has been earmarked for investment in projects in 2019 through Project Ireland 2040, with significant progress being made in transport, education, health, and housing.
Some highlights from the first year of Project Ireland 2040 include 11 primary care centres which will open this year on top of the 127 in operation, with another 26 being developed. The 11 are located at:


  • Carrigtwohill
  • Newmarket
  • Tralee
  • Clonakilty
  • Bantry
  • Carrick-on-Shannon/Drumshanbo
  • Limerick City (Castletroy)
  • Kilmallock
  • Shankill
  • Castleisland
  • Bray



Other highlights include:

  • By the end of 2019 some 410 school projects will have been completed providing 40,000 extra or replacement school places, 200 modern science labs, 48 new or upgraded PE halls and replacing 600 prefabs

The report can be found here