Sunday 21 October 2018

Rent costs are crushing small businesses and destroying towns

The Government must do more to help rural towns like Mountrath
The Government must do more to help rural towns like Mountrath
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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?

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