Monday 25 March 2019

Richard Curran

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Mark Schutte of Dublin in action against Killian Burke of Cork in the hurling league – a recent study found there were only two hurlers on the Cork panel based outside the county and none in Dublin, but not every county has the jobs and educational infrastructure to keep its young men so close to home. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Richard Curran: Battle for soul of country as hard choices between cities and rural Ireland lie ahead 

In Ireland we don't do planning very well. It may be a cultural thing or a political mindset borne out of politicians worried about making it through the next election. It could simply be a case of "don't put off until tomorrow what you can put off until next month". The other great weakness in our future proofing is when we come up with excellent plans but never actually put them into practice.