Ireland’s urban structure is weak: Dublin’s population equates to that of the next 40 cities and towns combined

The National Planning Framework sets out a strategy for Ireland’s development up to 2040. When looking so far into the future it cannot be too prescri(...)

Dublin Castle during Culture Night in 2016: in choosing where to settle down, individuals will consider the range of job opportunities and the potential lifestyle. Photograph: Dave Meehan

One of the little appreciated features of the Celtic Tiger years was the fact that employment grew even more rapidly in regions outside Dublin than in(...)