Share your ideas on how to make Ireland’s small towns better

Reader callout: tell us how to make Ireland’s small towns thrive

Premises for sale in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. File photograph: Alan Betson

Premises for sale in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. File photograph: Alan Betson

 

A report published on Friday found that small towns in Ireland are suffering a long drawn-out decline and are in urgent need of attention. The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) said action was needed to ensure their survival and warned that factors such as increased costs, the legacy of out-of-town shopping centres, the dissolution of town councils and high vacancy rates have all contributed to a “perfect storm” for regional high streets. Do you have an idea that would make Ireland’s small towns better? You can share your views and experiences (max 300 words) using the form here. (If you are reading this in the Irish Times app, you can access the form here). A selection of responses may be published on irishtimes.com. Thank you.