Re: Re: A Nation at War with its Capital City?
How exactly is Dublin the root of all evil in planning matters, decisions and construction in this Country? From what I can tell, it is the county councils in many counties OUTSIDE the the capital county which have been the consistent worst offenders when it comes to waste, bad planning, traffic problems and inadequate responses to the growth of ou country both economically and demographically over the past 10 to 15 years.
To support my point I give you the county councils of Meath, Kildare, Offaly and Wicklow who have all neglected to adequately meet the growth of our country, as evidenced by their disregard for creating school places, public transport, cycle lanes, communinty centres, football pitches, religious centres and other accoutrements of society and community for the blankets of bungalows and hundreds of housing estates which they have allowed blossom on former agricultural land.
Other examples of inept management, poor planning and almost total blindness to foresight is writ large in our regional capitals which make the problems and limitations in the capital seem desirable in comparison. For example, while Dublin has Bublin Bus, DART, Luas, Iarnr