Re: Re: Welcome to Ireland’s ugly urban sprawl
Depressing indeed. You’d have to wonder if Dublin will eventually consume even the current commuter towns of Leinster, in the way it devoured the ancient villages and communities surrounding the city in the 19th century. What’s to stop it? Or rather who is going to stop it?
Whereas it’s unlikely to happen on anything like that scale, certainly a form of it is possible with one-offs and small isolated housing estates bridging the gaps between towns.
The growth in the population of ‘inner Leinster’ in the stats there from 287,000 to 413,000 compared with a substantial decline in Dublin City is shocking, even if improving painfully in recent times. What a mess.