Re: Re: recentralisation not decentralisation
If they were serious about decentralisation they would have given serious thought to moving the entire government apparatus to a new single location outside Dublin, setting up an administrative capital, a proposal we were promoting here some two-and-a-half years ago.
Moving the seat of government is dramatic but not radical. There are plenty of precedents, the most recent being the German governmentâ€™s decision to move its capital from Bonn to Berlin.
What sort of example is the Bonn/Berlin one to use? It completely contradicts their argument. Berlin is a city of almost 3.5 million, whilst Bonn is a city of only 300,000. The reason for the movement back was due to reunification.