Ireland needs bigger regional cities, says ESRI

Ireland needs bigger regional cities, says ESRI
ESRI calls for more investment in cities like Cork. Pic: Getty

Think-tank's research says current trends will lead to increasing housing demand and more long-distance commuting

Research published by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned about the current pattern of economic and population growth in Ireland, saying it will further widen the prosperity gap between Dublin and the rest of the country if it continues.

The ESRI research comes as a large volume of submissions has delayed the finalising of the Government’s National Planning Framework, which is aimed...

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