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@dave123 wrote:

The biggest population centre outside of Leinster in a few years will be the West coast, Clare, Galway, Limerick. The new N18 corridor (whch runs by Shannon airport) will add to the population boom along it.

I can’t see that happening. The total population of the whole of Connacht, Co Limerick and Co. Clare just about equals that of Co. Cork alone. I think dave123, to define a population centre, you would need high density populations, not a few hundred thousand spread across half of Ireland. Your comment is absolutely ridiculous and I think you would be laughed at if this thread was set in another country and not Ireland. So unless the vhest (west) of Ireland is going to attract half a million people within the next ten years, then I really can’t see it happening. You talk of a population boom along the N18, I doubt it will compare to that along the Cork Suburban Rail extensions to the east and north of the city, or with that of the Fermoy Motorway, or the North Ring Road. And not forgetting that the European Union still considers the Western Regions of Ireland as under-developed, under-populated and still in need of Objective One EU funding, on par with areas such as eastern Poland or Slovakia. The EU must still pay for items such as basic infrastructre in the west along with aiding socio-economic groups to stop outward migration to areas such as Dublin, Cork or abroad. Cork has a population of half a million, thats about half the population of Munster, and more than the population of Connacht, so deciding where the biggest population centre will be (after Dublin of course) should be a no brainer.

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