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Unread 05-02-2016, 12:03   #1
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its a blank picture on their website, google search reveals stuff from years back, but they have to formally launch their manefesto.

when it is we'll have it here.
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Have been informed the manifesto will be out monday and they will be in touch with us.
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I think Mr Kelly will keep his seat so my question that should be put to Labour is what does Mr Kelly plan next for his railway line!

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Mr Kelly now has to look for votes in South as well as North Tipp. (The 2 Tipps have been amalgmanated). This means he has two lines of his own - Limerick Junction to Waterford serves mainly South Tipp.

TGVs to Carrick on Suir no doubt.
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Alan Kelly has moved on from playing with trains - in the last month there has been an announcement for a hydro electric scheme inside the old silvermines complex, 300 jobs for some US tech centre in Nenagh and he brought Natural Gas to Nenagh as well.

Still not sure who the labour spokesperson on Transport actually is....
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From the Labour Party Economic plan

https://www.labour.ie/download/pdf/l...ic_plan_hr.pdf

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Investing in better roads, rail links, broadband and other key infrastructure boosts enterprise, generates growth and raises incomes, all of which are critical to ensuring higher living standards. This mean stronger domestic consumption, healthier public finances and an economy
more resilient to global economic downturns. We will create a €1 billion dedicated Green Infrastructure fund to invest in clean public transport and energy efficiency projects. This will be funded by €500 million from proceeds from the sale of bank shares, combined with private sector leveraging.

Building on the progress we have made to date, we will invest an additional €8.368 billion into the economy in current and capital spending over the next five years. In addition, Labour will prioritise greater funding for infrastructural projects if economic growth continues to exceed expectations. The latest capital plan will be reviewed by the end of 2016. Subject to the continued strong performance of the public finances, we will bring forward a number of
additional key projects and expand the plan.

We will bring forward commencement of construction works on Metro North in Dublin and complete the national motorway network by increasing investment to better connect Dublin to the North-West and further develop the Atlantic Corridor to ensure proper road connectivity
between Cork, Limerick and Galway
8 billion sounds impressive, but it includes "current spending" and down at the bottom of the document there is the costsings:

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Health 2,975
Education and Children 2,158
Social Protection 1,720
Housing 530
Other Expenditure 985
Total 8,368
Its not much, is it? "Bring forward commencement of construction works on Metro North" doesn't actually mean commencement of construction works on Metro North for one thing.

I guess the Metro North and "improved rail links" will come from the "other" of €985 million, note the €1 billion for green public transport also includes "energy efficiency projects" whatever they may be.
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