Re: Re: A Nation at War with its Capital City?
Yep, fair point ….but it was such a contempt in part by culchie TD’s that saw the demise of the city in the first place. Seeing it as a former HQ and symbol of the Brits, it was allowed to decay with the result that most of it’s soul and heart disappeared, communities were broken up, generations and families of traders, shopowners and merchants all lost and gone, only to be replaced with what we’ve got today in the Celtic Tiger years….a Spar on every corner. Drugs and unempolyment got such a grip on these communities that why should they feel anything but contempt for their capital city. A vital part of the city was lost forever ….but yet similar thriving communities of families of trader and merchants etc….can still be seen in cities abroad in Europe today , no matter how poor they were.
The whole country suffers from Gombeen politicians and has done since the inception of the state. We have a country full of people that love to mimic and deride the British in the same breath and it would be comical except for the fact that it has severely impacted the progress of our nation for far too long.
Dublin is not different in this regard as Cork, Galway and Limerick all suffer from the same issues.
It could however be argued that Dublin has prospered due to the fact that it is no longer in direct competition with Belfast, its great 19th Century rival.