Monthly Archives: December 2003


‘Decentralisation’ is a term that voters in most parts of the world find so desirable that it ranks with ‘motherhood and apple pie’: almost everyone is for it.  But here in Ireland, where Dublin has so outpaced the growth of the regional cities, it is a term associated with an intense craving: urgent and radical action is called for before Dublin strangles itself and the regions further decline.

The Government has responded with a bold plan.

The principle that lies behind the plan to ‘decentralise’ and move more than half of the Government Departments and 10,300 public workers out of … Continue reading...