Tuesday 23 January 2018

There's a marketplace for hope in every town

One local community has faced up to its problems by forming a coalition for growth, writes Eamon Keane

'Let us lift up our heads, turn our faces to the sun and . . . hang out our brightest colours.'' -- from Enda Kenny's acceptance speech (paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw).

Just how do we make Enda Kenny's dream of renewal a reality? How do we surmount the fear about spending and daring to hope?

In the town of Listowel, in north Kerry, they have the secret. And it's all down to a coalition of growth.

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