39. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his Department’s main capital investment priorities in the context of the ongoing review of the capital investment plan; and the status of the key capital projects within his Department’s scope. (Question 7745/18 asked on 15 Feb 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): As the Deputy is aware, the Government has proposed that a ten year capital plan will be set out which will take account of the National Planning Framework. In relation to transport infrastructure, the Strategic Investment Framework for Land Transport sets out the overarching priorities for investment in our transport network.  My Department has worked closely with relevant Departmental colleagues on the development of both the ten y...

172. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the review of the programme for capital expenditure in 2018 and 2019 in the context of schools building projects; the timeframe for the progression of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6724/18 asked on 13 Feb 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2b (Detailed Design), which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured. 
The Stage 2b submission has been reviewed by my Department and comments have issued to the school and its Design Team. My Department requested confirmation...

129. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Taoiseach the key priorities of his Department in terms of the forthcoming capital review; the projects it has submitted for priority inclusion in the review; and the status of his Department’s negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform regarding the review. (Question 2297/18 asked on 23 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

The Taoiseach: The Review of the Capital Plan has been completed. It was published in August 2017 and it is available at the following link: http://www.per.gov.ie/en/review-of-the-capital-plan-2016-2021/ 
The Review informed final decision making by Government on the allocation of increased public capital resources in Estimates 2018. It also provided a significant input into the development of the new Ten Year National Development Plan.
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform will shortl...

518. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the mid-term review of the capital programme will be completed; the manner in which priority road infrastructure projects for inclusion will be decided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2843/18 asked on 23 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): The Capital Plan Review has concluded and I have announced the outcome of the Review. Overall an additional €486 million was secured for roads over the four-year period to 2021 bringing total roads investment for the period to €4.26 billion.
With this increased funding it will be possible to commence a number of additional roads projects - the Sligo Western distributor road, the Tralee northern relief road, the Killaloe bypass/R494 ...

1. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding the progress of the capital review; the discussions he has had with the Minister for Health on health capital investment priorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2486/18 asked on 18 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Deputy Dara Calleary: I am trying to get a sense of the timeline for the capital plan review. Has the Minister set a deadline for publishing it? I asked parliamentary questions of all of the Ministers, and I got no sense of major urgency in terms of their various priorities and negotiations with the Minister on the plan. This morning I want to focus specifically on the health element of the plan, bearing in mind the Minister for Health has said he intends to engage with the Minister on the ca...

50. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his key priorities in the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2287/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): A capital plan for the period 2018 to 2027 is being developed under the National Planning Framework. My Department is engaged with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to ensure that this plan includes the appropriate level of capital investment to enable the Defence Organisation to deliver effectively on all their assigned roles, as set out in the 2015 White Paper on Defence.
For the period 2018 to 2021, the capital...

52. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his key priorities in the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2291/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Simon Coveney): Engagements between my Department and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the forthcoming capital review are at an early stage and therefore it would not be appropriate for me to comment on these negotiations at this time.
My Department’s priorities for 2018 include the ongoing implementation of the passport reform process as its online services are further expanded beyond the online adult passport renewal...

62. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Finance the key priorities of his Department in regard to the forthcoming capital review; the projects it has submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of his negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2290/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): For the purposes of the capital review the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform looks at the Finance Vote Group. There are 4 Votes in the Finance Group: The Department of Finance, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General, and the Tax Appeals Commission. 
Following the Mid-Term Review of the Capital Plan, the Department of Finance Vote Group has been allocated €91 million in capital expenditur...

69. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his key priorities in regard to the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2295/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): As outlined to the Deputy in my response to his previous parliamentary question on this matter, the capital review was published on 14 September 2017 and I believe that all members of the Oireachtas received a hard copy on that date. To recap, the review of the Capital Plan highlighted some key themes which will closely inform and be incorporated into the analysis leading to the finalisation of the new ten-year plan for public...

82. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills his key priorities in the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2288/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): A 10 Year Public Capital Investment Plan is currently under development, led by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. This 10 Year Plan will ensure that capital resources support implementation of Ireland 2040, the new National Planning Framework, which is also being finalised, and which will set out a new approach to spatial planning in Ireland. 
My Department is in ongoing discussions with the Department of Public Expenditu...

93. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his key priorities in relation to the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in relation to the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2294/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): My Department is in ongoing engagement with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in regard to the National Development Plan. Following the review of the existing Capital Plan, which was carried out during 2017, I was pleased to announce as part of Budget 2018 that an additional €157 million had been allocated for capital expenditure in the Justice Sector in the period 2018 to 2021. This will give rise to a total capital i...

95. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her key priorities in relation to the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in relation to the review; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2283/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Heather Humphreys): “Building on Recovery: Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2016-2021” was published in September 2015 by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on behalf of Government at that time. 
This capital plan set out that an indicative amount of €3.01 billion in capital investments would be made through the Department’s Vote primarily through the enterprise agencies covering the period 2016 – 2021 inclusive. 
The fund...

128. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Health his key priorities in the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2292/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Mid Term review of the Capital Plan was published by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on 13th September 2017. 
Health capital funding was outlined in the recently published Public Service Estimates for 2018 and the HSE is currently developing its Capital Plan for 2018-2021. 
The Government is preparing a new National Development Plan for the period 2018-2027, which is expected to be published alongside and in support of the forthcoming...

150. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his key priorities in relation to the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform regarding the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2282/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): The 2018-2027 National Development Plan is currently in the process of being finalised. The plan, which will be published alongside the new National Planning Framework “Ireland 2040”, will set out the Government’s intentions in relation to public capital investment beyond 2021.
My priority is for the investment in the agri-food sector, through a well-funded Rural Development Programme, Seafood Development Programme and Forest...

167. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his key priorities in regard to the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in respect of the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2285/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): My Department’s policy commitments and investment priorities across key areas of national strategic importance are central to the delivery of many of the Strategic Outcomes detailed in the National Planning Framework: Ireland 2040 Our Plan.  My Department will oversee a significant programme of capital investment during the lifetime of the National Development Plan 2018-2027, which is currently being finalised. ...

188. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his key priorities in the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2298/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): As the Deputy may be aware, the Government has proposed that a ten year capital plan will be set out which will take account of the National Planning Framework. My Department will also take that into account when setting infrastructure investment priorities in the years up to 2027.  This capital plan is likely to be discussed at cabinet in the coming weeks.
On Thursday 12 October 2017, I outlined my view of what our current prioriti...

200. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her key priorities in relation to the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in relation to the review; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2284/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform published the “Report of the Mid-Term Review of the Capital Plan: Building on Recovery 2016-2021” in September 2017. I understand that the review was made available to all Oireachtas members. 
This was followed by the allocation of additional capital funding for public investment over the period 2018 - 2021 in the context of the 2018 Estimates. My Department now has a ca...

203. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his key priorities of in relation to the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in relation to the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2296/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Rural and Community Development (Deputy Michael Ring): The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform is currently preparing a new 10 year National Capital Investment Plan for the period 2018-2027, which will be published alongside, and in support of, the forthcoming National Planning Framework. 
The National Investment Plan will align with the strategic objectives to be set out in the National Planning Framework. The objectives which were outlined in the draft of the Framework wh...

240. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his key priorities in the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2293/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Eoghan Murphy): My Department’s overall key priorities in terms of capital investment in the period to 2027 include: 
- social housing delivery and regeneration;
- output of housing generally, supported by targeted infrastructural investment;
- investment in our water services infrastructure through Irish Water and rural water programmes; 
- supporting sustainable growth in our urban areas and through our regions through urban renewal p...

245. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her key priorities in the forthcoming capital review; the projects submitted for priority inclusion in the review; the status of negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the review; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2286/18 asked on 17 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): The Report of the Mid-Term Review of the Capital Plan: Building on Recovery 2016-2021 was published in September 2017.  Details of the priority projects and programmes for my Department are outlined in the report prepared by my Department as part of the review process which is available on the website of the Department of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform http://www.per.gov.ie/en/submissions-to-the-review-of-the-c...

261. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the review of the capital plan will be published before 2018. (Question 54803/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): The Review of the Capital Plan was published on the 14 of September 2017, and a copy of the report was made available to each Deputy on that day.
The review of the Capital Plan draws on an evidence base that included submissions by Departments and Offices, an extensive public consultation, and also an Infrastructure Capacity and Demand Analysis completed by the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) in the Dep...

3. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress of the capital review; if the ten-year plan will outline funding beyond the 2021 timeframe; the way in which it will co-ordinate with the national development plan; if it will it incorporate a review of the role of PPPs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53590/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Deputy Dara Calleary: The capital review plan has been announced many times. Will the Minister provide an update on it? I am conscious that he intends to link the capital review with the national planning framework, a document which is extremely flawed. It is only in the consultation phase. Will the roll-out of the national planning framework delay the national capital plan?
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12. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which, in the context of the capital review programme, he expects to be in a position to make provision for the projects previously identified as being integral to crucial infrastructure investment; if he will extend the remit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53471/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Deputy Bernard J. Durkan: In the context of the capital review, what is the extent to which the Minister has managed to identify the most critical elements of infrastructure with a view to completing them in a reasonable period?
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157. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which investment in infrastructure is likely to remain part of reform within the public sector while meeting necessary objectives to facilitate economic requirements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53942/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Deputy Bernard J. Durkan: In the context of the capital review, what is the extent to which the Minister has managed to identify the most critical elements of infrastructure with a view to completing them in a reasonable period?
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50. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to the announcement in budget 2018 of additional capital funding as part of the mid-term capital review for his Department for €46 million in 2018, €315 million in 2019 and €413 million in 2020, the additional capital works to be undertaken with this funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44698/17 asked on 22 Nov 2017 - Capital Expenditure Programme Review)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): Full details on the allocations for each of my Department’s subheads for 2018 will be set out, as usual, in the Revised Estimates Volume (REV). In the meantime my Department is in discussion with relevant agencies regarding the details of allocations. The Government has also proposed that a ten year national investment plan will be set out which will take account of the National Planning Framework. My Department will also take tha...