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Economic Policy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 17 November 2020

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Questions (142)

Gerald Nash


142. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Taoiseach the status of the proposed national economic plan; and when it will be published. [36729/20]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The development of the National Economic Plan is progressing well and it is intended to be published over the coming weeks.

The Plan will set a high-level framework of our priorities and policy objectives for a sustainable recovery, while signalling pathways and further workstreams over the year towards these medium-term goals drawing on the Programme for Government. The approach to the Plan will be based on a number of key themes - Building Resilience Across Enterprise and Sectors, An Inclusive and Balanced Recovery, and Future Proofing our Economy and Society - and will be supported by two core principles, maintaining sustainable and credible public finances and supporting strategic investment to boost jobs and growth. Underpinning our approach is the belief that climate action will profoundly change how our society and economy operates in the coming decades.

The process of developing the Plan has included stakeholder engagement, with approximately 200 stakeholders from business representative groups, social partners, environmental groups and non-governmental bodies taking part in a virtual event in October.