Re: Re: Airports; how many state subsidised airports are required in Ireland
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AHA… Half the state would be Munster and Connaght…. Please keep into context. I said the N18 Corridor. We all know Cork is the second city of Ireland, and has being getting considerable investment in the last few years, both from the state and EU.. In this census, figures show that the west of Ireland is catching up in terms of Populaation, growth rates and the investment will follow.
Anyway, Shannon will not be closing and neither is Cork in the future. However, worst-case scenario, Cork would close IMO, mailny because Shannon would simply be a better compromise.
You say the west of Ireland is catching up in terms of population…. growth rates and the like. Where did you get a notion like that? From what I see in the census, the population has indeed grown in the west, but so too has the population of Dublin and Cork. In fact, isn’t the population of Cork growing faster than any county in the west? I think so. I would imagine, that compared to the trends in Cork and Dublin, the population in the west is shrinking, if you know what I mean. The divide in terms of population compared to the last census is greater this year between Cork and the west. And as for Shannon being a better compromise… don’t make me laugh. It’s an ageing airport with a 60 year old runway… long over due for renovation, but I guess the European Union hasn’t copped onto the safety regulations at the airport yet, seen as they are busy with the illegal subsidies given to Ryanair and all that.
@a boyle wrote:
sorry not to quibble but cork is the third city in ireland.
Last time I looked at my map, Belfast was in the United Kingdom…. a completely different country in fact. That is unless you were refering to Limerick…. LOL