Government release outline plans for this year’s budget

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Public transport and the road network across the country look set to be the main beneficiary to the proposed budget that was released yesterday by the government.

€8.5bn will be invested in national infrastructure, including €3.7bn on the rail network and €2.08bn on roads.

Airports look set to get a cash injection of 20% more funding this year, totalling €751 million. As airports, navigation systems will be upgraded, and there is plans for increases in subsidies for domestic services, focusing on routes that connect the mainland to outlaying islands.