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Ireland's Megaprojects

  • 21-11-2010 6:38pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,234 ✭✭✭✭ Sponge Bob


    I believe there were two. A megaproject has to be stunningly audacious and a serious test of technology, belief and will ...as well as of engineering.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,278 ✭✭✭ dubhthach


    Sponge Bob wrote: »
    I believe there were two. A megaproject has to be stunningly audacious and a serious test of technology, belief and will ...as well as of engineering.


    I agree on the second one especially. My auld fella has written articles about it as well as given lectures about the project. They even use one of his articles as a reference on wikipedia :D

    Anyways the budget cost of the project was 1/5th of the total state budget at the time!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 108 ✭✭ eia340600


    Megaprojects "are typically defined as costing more than US$1 billion and attracting a lot of public attention because of substantial impacts on communities, environment, and budgets."

    We've had quite a few of them.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,234 ✭✭✭✭ Sponge Bob


    eia340600 wrote: »
    Megaprojects "are typically defined as costing more than US$1 billion and attracting a lot of public attention because of substantial impacts on communities, environment, and budgets.".

    Bailing out every 2 bit bank does not count as a megaproject. :cool:


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