Monthly Archives: June 2003

Atlantic Technopolis

Regional development has not worked in Ireland.  A continuous drift of people to Dublin has both weakened the regions and congested the capital. This imbalance has triggered the preparation of The National Spatial Strategy and much effort and consultation has taken place during the past three years in search of a solution.

There are many good elements within the Strategy. However, extensive consultation and the political imperative to please geographically has fostered anodyne proposals with insufficient focus and vision.

The only regional development initiative of consequence in the history of the State emerged from a different process: Lemass, in the … Continue reading...