Simon Coveney: regional cities must grow

Dublin-centric policies shouldn't be support

12th June, 2016

Waterford, Cork and Limerick each need to double in population to counterbalance Dublin, Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has said.

“Just because everybody wants to live near Dublin doesn’t mean we should support that policy,” he said.

The government will produce a new national planning framework in the next 12 months to replace the national spatial strategy that was produced in 2002, he said.

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