How co-working spaces could transform rural Ireland

The rapid, widespread adoption of remote working during the Covid-19 outbreak has the potential to re-invigorate our abandoned towns and villages

20th September, 2020
How co-working spaces could transform rural Ireland
Regina McGinley at BloomHQ hub in Mountrath, Co Laois: ‘people are realising you don’t have to sit in the car for two hours a day’ Picture: Barry Cronin

Regina McGinley is more than a little enthusiastic about how co-working spaces could help rural Ireland. “They are going to revolutionise it,” the 35-year-old from Portlaoise said.

McGinley worked as a photographer in Dublin city in her 20s, managing her own studio. A back injury forced her to change path, and after returning to college to pursue a history degree, she is now working at the base of the Slieve Bloom mountains in...

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