Nine Offaly projects could be advanced if the Irish government secures an EU stimulus package.
That's according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), which last week published a list of over 400 projects nationwide that it said could be pushed forward with such funding.
CIF director Tom Parlon said the project list was populated by going through Government published data and CIF member information.
He said the projects listed are labour intensive and fit in with the Government's ongoing investment priorities.
"They would also help stimulate economic growth, not just in selected areas but on a nationwide basis," he said, adding that the implementation of the projects would lead to a boost in employment and investment in "practically every county in Ireland".
In Offaly eight of the nine projects listed are related to water services.
The N52 Tullamore to Kilbeggan link road project is also included. Nationally the list includes 52 road projects, 319 water service projects, eleven third level projects, ten health projects, six justice projects, three motorway service areas and 13 miscellaneous projects.
"The other strong appeal of these projects is that they would profit the country in other ways," Mr Parlon said.
"The projects included would boost our health services, education, transport, justice and many other areas.
"When you combine this with the employment connotations and general economic impact you can see why the stimulus package could be so important to the future of the country.
"All that remains is for the Government to secure the package," he continued.
"While it was first mentioned while the country was in the midst of the EU Fiscal Treaty Referendum campaign, there has been very little movement or commentary from Government on the package since."
Mr Parlon said his organisation is hoping that by publishing a list of potential projects Government thinking on a potential stimulus package wil be sharpened.
"By seeing just how many projects could be impacted by this deal, we believe it could help further the resolve of the Government to advance negotiations with their European partners," he explained.
For a full list of the suggested projects in Offaly see this week's edition of the Offaly Independent.