Let's get people back to work -- especially those in council jobs
Published 04/06/2011 | 05:00
Bank holiday weekend, and a lot of people are trying to use their cars effectively and to enjoy travelling around. Many will be frustrated and I sympathise with them. Now read this:
I have lived for more than 40 years in the same house in the Borough of Dun Laoghaire, now part of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. To the East is Dalkey Village. To the north, on the edge of Dublin Bay, is Glasthule and Sandycove.
To the south-west is Sallynoggin, to the south-east Killiney, near the quarries from which Dun Laoghaire harbour was constructed. Use of granite from Killiney Hill was necessitated after the granite along the coast had been used up. It is one of the largest harbours in the world and Dun Laoghaire was originally one of the glories of British urban and seaside development.