Nimbyism: How can we balance individual rights against the need for infrastructure?

Smart Money: State plans to invest €100bn in new infrastructure in the coming years

Aaron Doyle (8) was among Glasnevin Na Fianna members who visited en mass the public information session hosted by Transport Infrastructure Ireland about the proposed Metrolink project. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Aaron Doyle (8) was among Glasnevin Na Fianna members who visited en mass the public information session hosted by Transport Infrastructure Ireland about the proposed Metrolink project. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Will the new Dublin bus corridor go through your front garden? Does the Metrolink threaten your home, or your kid’s GAA or soccer pitch?

Or are you concerned the placing of giant electricity pylons or a new wind turbine close to your house? The economics of this are simple enough - in theory - even if the practical execution is tricky.

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