Policy Forum for Ireland

Priorities for implementing ‘Project Ireland 2040’: the National Planning Framework, long-term investment, and meeting the needs of businesses and communities across Ireland

Morning, Thursday, 31st May 2018

Central Dublin

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar examines key issues for implementing ‘Project Ireland 2040’ - looking at the National Planning Framework (NPF), the National Development Plan (NDP) and what is needed to meet the needs of businesses and communities across Ireland.


It is bringing together stakeholders and policymakers at an important time for policy - as national priorities are set out, next steps for regional development are considered, and as strategies begin to be put in place to address the challenges of economic and population changes over the next 20 years.


Delegates will assess latest thinking on shaping and implementing Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies, and how best to tackle the challenges to linking the cities and regions of Ireland - including options for developing the digital connectivity to support economic development.


Further sessions will consider the next steps for planning and delivering long-term infrastructure projects - looking at investment priorities and key issues around energy and climate change - as well as assessing opportunities for developing effective strategies to meet local needs across Ireland, particularly in relation to housing.



Guests of Honour

Senior speaker confirmed from Department of Housing Planning and Local Government

Mícheál Mac Donncha

Ardmhéara Bhaile Atha Cliath/Lord Mayor of Dublin

Guests of Honour

Senior speaker confirmed from Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Mícheál Mac Donncha

Ardmhéara Bhaile Atha Cliath/Lord Mayor of Dublin

Keynote Speaker

Dr Phil Hemmingway

Head of Department, Low Carbon Technologies, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Chairs

Maria Bailey TD

Chair, Joint Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

Eoin Ó Broin TD

Member, Joint Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

Speakers

Michele Connolly

Partner, KPMG

Helene Graham

Independent Telecommunications Consultant

Helen Hughes

Director of Professional Services, Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Craig McLaren

Director of Scotland and Ireland, Royal Town Planning Institute

Peter Hynes

Chief Executive, Mayo County Council and Chair, Land Use and Transportation Committee, County and City Management Association

Deirdre Nagle

Senior Planning Lawyer, Mason Hayes & Curran

Aidan Sweeney

Senior Executive - Government, Enterprise and Regulatory Affairs, Ibec

David Minton

Director, Northern and Western Regional Assembly

Eoghan Murphy TD

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government

John O’Connor

Chief Executive, The Housing Agency

Deirdre Frost

Policy Analyst, Western Development Commission

Caroline Spillane

Director General, Engineers Ireland