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

A number of road improvements, as well as the already-announced regeneration of Waterford's city centre, are among the projects in the southeast mentioned in the National Development Plan.

More than €27 million has been given as the cost for the Waterford regeneration, which was approved last March, while a number of road improvement schemes have also been given the green light.

The N24 between Waterford and Limerick, which runs through Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel, Cahir, Tipperary Town, Pallas Green, and several other towns and villages, has long been a source of grief in the areas involved.

It was selected for 'pre-appraisal and early planning' in 2018, particularly the sections from Waterford to Cahir and Cahir to Limerick Junction.

Yesterday’s published plan has the N24 improvement as 'subject to further approvals' as well as the N25 enhancement of the road between Waterford city and Glenmore in south Kilkenny.

Also mentioned was the Dunmore Wing at University Hospital, and the Waterford Greenway, which was developed between 2014 and 2017 at a cost of €21 million.

The long-awaited development of the North Quays in Waterford city was provided for in the 2018 plan, with funding since allocated to allow for strategic development zone designation and the infrastructure needed to proceed with a major business/leisure/tourism/residential development on the site.

However, the plan hit a snag earlier this year when the council in Waterford lost patience with the private development company involved in the regeneration project, because of contract delays, and it remains long-awaited.

A new rail station, seen as part of the overall necessary infrastructure for regeneration, is part of today's plan, as are bus corridors in Waterford city, the BusConnects scheme and a "sustainable transport bridge", which would link the north and south quays.

Meanwhile, the Technological University for the South East (TUSE), which is now due to formally come into being at the start of 2022, is again referred to by the Government.

In 2018, 'new buildings' in Carlow and Waterford to facilitate a merger of their institutes of technology, and a 'site in Wexford' to facilitate an outreach campus as part of the southeast university, were all promised.

Yesterday's plan says that "work is progressing to identify campus development needs" for TUSE, "including an expanded campus footprint in Waterford and a new campus in Wexford".

The Taoiseach said as late as last week that the formation of the TUSE is still on track for January.