Government accused of forgetting Meath in Ireland 2040

The complete absence of County Meath in Project Ireland 2040 has been described as flabbergasting by Deputy Shane Cassells who pointed out there was no mention of the railway line to Navan or the proposed regional hospital.
"They are talking about a population explosion, but are not making the investments. Leo called this his vision for Ireland. He clearly lacks a vision for Meath."
Deputy Thomas Byrne has also slammed the Government’s national capital plan, which was announced today in Sligo, claiming Meath had been forgotten.
“There is nothing for the here and now, which is utterly disgraceful.  The Slane Bypass appears to be pushed out to 2025 and Dunshaughlin Navan Rail is postponed again by this Government. there is no hospital for the North East after a commitment from Fine Gael in 2011 that it would be built in five years. 

“The N2 from Ashbourne to Kilmoon will be subject to pre-appraisal – which is totally meaningless for commuters stuck in traffic or on crowded trains today," he said.
However, Minister Helen McEntee said  Meath will see benefits with investments in education, health, broadband, roads and other critical infrastructure.  
"All of these investments will help to deliver  more balanced regional development throughout Ireland.
"In particular Meath will see benefit from investments in the Slane By-pass; the new Laytown to Bettystown Link Road; the completion of the Meath section of the Dublin to Galway Greenway and a new ambulance centre in Ardee that will service Meath."