Tuesday 19 June 2018

Paul Melia: Towns pay price as residents are forced to make daily commute

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Paul Melia

Paul Melia

Spiralling house prices during the Celtic Tiger boom led to the creation of many dormitory towns.

As people fled from the cities in search of a more affordable home - in particular Dublin - small towns rapidly grew.

Many of the towns highlighted as losing the bulk of their resident workers on a daily basis due to the lack of jobs had fewer than 1,000 people just over 20 years ago.

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