The National Development Plan - Project Ireland 2040 - will commit to expenditure on capital projects totalling more than €165 billion. Here is a look at the impact on the northeast.

Virginia is the last remaining town on the N3 from Dublin to the border, and the only town on the national primary road network within 100km of the capital, not yet bypassed.

Today it remains on the list of roads listed in the National Development plan alongside the N2 Ardee to south of Castleblayney, the N2 Slane Bypass and the N4 Mullingar to Longford road.

The N3 Clonee to M50 and the N2 Rath Roundabout to Kilmoon have also been carried over from the 2018 plan subject to further approvals.

A commitment on the planning and design of the Navan to Dublin Rail Line to the M3 Parkway near Dunboyne is specifically mentioned for rail projects in the Greater Dublin Area.

It is subject to the National Transport Authority's transport strategy review for the Greater Dublin Area, which is due to be completed in the next month.

The DART + Programme, including DART+ Coastal North to Drogheda via Balbriggan is also committed to, but no dates or timelines are provided before the NTA's transport strategy review.