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Capital status the biggest news in decades, says Moran

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

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With the Government’s National Planning Framework - ‘Ireland 2040: Our Plan’ - set for launch this Friday, the designation of Athlone as the regional capital of the Midlands is now all but assured.

A draft copy of the framework released before Christmas had drawn sharp criticism for focusing too much future growth on Dublin at the expense of the regions. The draft ignored calls to grant Athlone city status, and did not mention the town once in its 100 pages.


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