Reply To: Decentralisation – the end…?
Medium sized towns can offer a better lifestyle as you look to settle down, but young people will always ( if ambitious at all) prefer Cities.
Dublin, however, is not Manhatten. A suburb in Dublin can look much like one in Sligo, or anywhere else.
I prefer having both, myself. One of the advantages of being a culchie, and Dublin resident, is that we have acheap place in the countryside to visit when the City gets tiresome, you know 🙂
I think De-Centralization should proceed with one area chosen, Cork or Limerick. Just choose an area, and nowhere else. The civil servants who are opposed to it should get compensation.