Rent costs are crushing small businesses and destroying towns
As I walk around my home town my gaze falls upon the many empty and derelict buildings which line our Main Street; to which I am both horrified and angry. Those idle buildings once laid foundation to a buzzing and enterprising town.
In making room for larger, more opulent shopping centres, we have laid destruction to the smaller business towns such as Mountrath, Co Laois.
Mountrath was once a booming town with several industries to its name. The town itself provided jobs and income to most of the locality; now only a few offer employment. Where do I lay the blame for its decline?