Dublin's 'across board dominance' hits every citizen's daily life
Dublin has little over a quarter of the population - but it accounts for over half the appointees to State boards.
Do not dismiss this with a shrug of "it was ever thus" - the reality is that fewer and fewer people live in Dublin as such. But the plethora of state boards have a direct impact on many citizens' daily lives, the length and breadth of the country.
Everybody now accepts the need to address the gender balance of such boards - but nobody has woken up to the need to take similar steps in relation to some kind of regional balance.