Stop the sprawl! If we are serious about our future, we must look up
Dublin needs to undertake a series of reforms in its real estate market, write Jason Barr and Ronan Lyons
When Britain voted in 2016 to leave the European Union, it, perhaps unwittingly, handed an opportunity to Dublin to grab a share of London's financial services business.
Companies in the City of London's financial heart like the idea of moving to Dublin - it's an English-speaking city close to both the UK and the Continent. Dublin has a growing financial services base, with almost 40,000 people working in the IFSC.
However, if Ireland is serious about being a player, it must overcome several hurdles. Perhaps the most important of these is its real estate market.