Re: Re: Developments in Cork
1. Limerick grew faster of the two. It has everything to do with it. Limerick was responsible for creating double digit growth in North Tipp. Limerick metropolitian area expands into towns such as Parteen, Newport, Birdhill, Sixmilebridge,Cratloe, Arnacrusha, Obriens bridge for example none of them are in Limerick county. So this is never noted because people do not realise the city is built on the borders of three counties. Cork doesnt have this geographical problem.
You are in denial in that you believe Limerick is unique. All of the cities of Ireland have considerable population that spills into other councils. All of these areas have experienced double digit growth, and some areas around Dublin it could be claimed have experienced treble digit growth (South Louth as an example).
Forget the medieval county concept, we govern locally according to councils. Councils get their funding based on populations. Most councils are unwilling to have their boundaries reduced if it means losing out on their annual budget. Our demographics have been changing alot faster than our local government structures. Reform is needed at a national level and not just at a local leve. Cork is pushing for this every bit as much as Limerick.
However, I really don’t understand why you are so determined in your claims that Limerick is growing faster than Cork when the CSO figures (which include Clare, Tipperary, and other regions – just check the data) show that the greater Cork area is actually growing at a faster rate.