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Ireland has major deficits in public infrastructure due to underfunding, short-term planning, and a lack of vision over many years. This undermines both economic competitiveness and quality of life. As the heart of Ireland’s economy and its only conurbation of international scale, the GDA is of paramount importance to Ireland’s economic success and to the achievement of its social goals.

New approaches are required to ensure long-term planning, coordination with spatial and urban policy, adequate funding, and a transparent prioritisation and decision-making process on capital projects.  Capital investment often involves long lead-in times and is vulnerable to the tendency to cut public expenditure in times of recession. With this in mind, Dublin Chamber would particularly welcome the development of a strategy to earmark and secure funds at an earlier stage.

Dublin Chamber argues for a new approach to capital expenditure and Ireland’s medium-to-long-term infrastructural needs. The Chamber advocates for priorities for resource allocation for the remaining years of the existing plan, with the aims of strengthening Ireland’s position in the face Brexit and improving quality of life.
 

Policy Documents

Dublin Chamber Submission to Capital Plan Mid-term Review

The Chamber's submission to the mid-term review of the Capital Plan argues for an increase in the amount invested in capital expenditure, better alignment of capital spending with long-term national planning policy and highlights several projects as priorities. 

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Submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport on the Review of the Regulatory Regime of Airport Charges in Ireland

Dublin Chamber argues that the most appropriate form of regulatory regime for airport charges is price monitoring, based on revised assessments of the airport’s relevant geographic market and the countervailing power of airlines.

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Chamber Submission on Irish Water New Source Options

Chamber Submission on Irish Water New Source Options

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Water Supply Project - East and Midlands

One of the most pressing elements in the delivery of a world-class water system for Ireland is a new water supply for the Eastern and Midlands Region. 

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Irish Water 25 Year Plan

As Irish Water develops its Strategic Plan to 2040, Dublin Chamber supports the high-level objective of delivering a “world-class water infrastructure that ensures secure and sustainable water services, essential for our health, our communities, the economy and the environment.”

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Submission to Department of Environment Strategy 2015-17

The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government's Statement of Strategy is important given that the next three years will see many reforms implemented against a backdrop of economic growth.

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Submission to Water Services Strategic Plan - September 2014

Dublin Chamber fully supports Irish Water’s high-level objective of delivering a “world-class water infrastructure that ensures secure and sustainable water services, essential for our health, our communities, the economy and the environment.”

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Submission to Water Charges Plan - August 2014

This submission builds on the Chamber's response to the Interim and Enduring Non-Domestic Tariff Proposals paper, which was submitted to the CER in May 2014.

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Submission to Water Charges Plan - May 2014

Dublin Chamber recommends the current price freeze for non-domestic customers be extended over the next ten years.

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Submission on Economic Regulatory Framework for Water Services

Dublin Chamber's submission focuses on three key areas:

  • Capital Projects
  • Water Pricing
  • Regulatory Gap

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Luas Cross City Public Information Strategy

Luas Cross City Public Information Strategy

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Dublin 2020

Our vision for the future of the city

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Waste To Energy Report

Dublin Chamber of Commerce Waste-To-Energy report

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Response to Government Consultation on Next Generation Broadband

Dublin Chamber of Commerce response to Government Consultation paper on Next Generation Broadband

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Submission into an Bord Pleanala on Luas Broombridge (line BXD)

Dublin Chamber of Commerce submission to An Bord Pleanala: RPA Railway Order for Luas Broombridge (line BXD)

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Submission to an Bord Pleanala: DART Underground

Dublin Chamber of Commerce submission to An Bord Pleanala: Irish Rail Railway Order for DART Underground

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Dublin Port Masterplan 2011-2040

Dublin Chamber of Commerce submission on the Dublin Port Company's Masterplan for Dublin Port 2011-2040

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General Election 2011 - Dublin Chamber Manifesto

Government needs a resilient business sector that will assist in rebuilding the economy and create employment. The Greater Dublin Area is the engine of growth for the Irish economy.

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Supplementary Budget Submission: April 2009

Dublin Chamber submission into the Supplementary Budget April 2009

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Submission on NTA Strategy

Dublin Chamber response to ‘Greater Dublin Area Draft Transport Strategy 2011-2030: 2030 vision’

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