Gerard Cahillane, deputy director and head of operations & finance at the National Development Finance Agency, told delegates at Financing Irish Infrastructure that planning is now in place for all the sites and shortlisting has taken place.
As a result, the issue to participate in dialogue (ITPD) is now scheduled to be issued “very shortly”, he said.
Cahillane also confirmed at the event that the 10 Year Capital Plan and National Planning Framework are due to be published early in 2018, before the end of the first quarter.
Housing was a major focus in the first half of the conference, as speakers pointed to the expected increase in population over the coming decades that will result in a significant increase in the requirement for accommodation.
“We are going to have to get thousands of people used to the idea of loving in apartments,” said Hazel Jones, of Bartra Capital.