David McWilliams: We need to move public servants out of Dublin

Moving public servants out of the capital is a solution to several Irish problems

There are few more beautiful views than the Twelve Pins. Photograph: Getty Images

There are few more beautiful views than the Twelve Pins. Photograph: Getty Images

In a series of articles, The Irish Times explores five challenges facing rural Ireland – diversity and migrationpovertyrapid growthpost-recession recovery; and depopulation – and ways to overcome them.

There can be few more beautiful views than the Twelve Pins on a summer day, changing colour as each cloud casts a unique shadow highlighting the gleaming quartzite peaks and ridges. From Farrells’ Road just above Roundstone in Connemara, the bog opens up on either side revealing this ancient highway, now no more than a track, which snakes its way between the mountains and the sea.

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