Which sectors have the most potential to contribute to economic growth?
It is essential that we create a counter balance to Dublin. That is not to suggest for one moment that we stop investing in Dublin; the Metro should be delivered. I believe we need serious investment in city transport infrastructure in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford.
Secondly, I believe investment in ports and airports is very important, particularly in the context of Brexit. The reduction in the importance of the UK land bridge has to be a part of our long-term strategy. Developing ports, particularly outside of Dublin, which is up against capacity constraints, is key to achieving this. Thirdly, I would like to see significant investment in all areas of education across the economy, particularly third level education.
What differentiates ROI and will determine its success or failure out to 2040 is the quality of its labour force. So to me, investment in education is absolutely paramount.