The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has published its list of previously announced projects, which could be advanced if the Government secures an EU stimulus package. The list includes three Leitrim based projects, which are spread throughout the county.
Two roads will receive the benefit of this announcement, the N4 Carrick-on-Shannon to Dromod Road and N16 Glenfarne to Glencar Road, while works on Phase One of the Leitrim Watermains Rehabilitation Project could also be brought forward.
Speaking about the list, CIF Director General Tom Parlon said: “Since the possibility of an EU stimulus package first suggested, the CIF has been looking into what projects could be included, including three projects based in Leitrim. We hope that by publishing this list of potential projects it will help sharpen Government thinking on the potential stimulus package. By seeing just how many projects could be impacted by this deal, we believe it could help further the resolve of the Government to advance negotiations with their European partners.”
“The projects listed are labour intensive and fit in with the Government’s ongoing investment priorities. They would also help stimulate economic growth, not just in selected areas but on a nationwide basis. For a stimulus package to be really effective we need to see a very wide impact, which would not be regionally specific. If this list of projects were implemented then there would be a boost in employment and investment in practically every county in Ireland.
“All that remains is for the Government to secure the package. While it was first mentioned while the country was in the midst of the EU Fiscal Treaty Referendum campaign, there has been very little movement or commentary from Government on the package since.”