Policy Forum for Ireland

Priorities for implementing ‘Project Ireland 2040’: the National Planning Framework, long-term investment, and meeting the needs of businesses and communities across Ireland

June 2018

The seminar brought together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the priorities for implementing ‘Project Ireland 2040’, assessing key issues for the Government in delivering the Project.

Those attending also considered the latest thinking on shaping and implementing Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies, and the challenges to linking the cities and regions of Ireland.

Sessions also focused on the next steps for delivering long-term infrastructure projects, particularly in regards to planning, investment, and energy and climate change.

Further sessions looked at developing effective strategies to meet local needs - including tackling the key challenges to shaping of communities across Ireland in support of the NPF, in relation to housing to support local economic growth.

Price: €125 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Ireland seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates