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Is it time Ireland considered having a new capital city ?

  • 23-05-2021 6:13pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 374 ✭✭ Swindled


    Is it time Ireland considered some lateral thinking and considered having a new capital city ?

    The capital city of the a country does not have to be the largest / most populous, and often isn't.

    Dublin is currently under pressure in terms of population vs resources.

    I like Dublin, it's a good city overall, but it doesn't have to be the capital, and not being the capital would do it no harm.

    Also Ireland has always been traditionally ruled by Leinster. No harm to the Leinster Government and Leinster Civil Service (the permanent government) but it does it have much interest in the rest of Ireland ? or much knowledge about life outside Leinster and the problems / solutions therein ?

    For example the Leinster powers that be, and their media, like to call the rest of Ireland "rural Ireland" as if it's all a special conservation area and national park, the Austrian outback, or the Shetland Islands instead of largely consisting of large towns, villages and densely populated non urban areas.

    Would having a Capital elsewhere, more neutral outlook, and in touch with the rest of the country be of help ? Perhaps even a brand new city, specifically designed and constructed for the purpose ? Perhaps it could even help bring about an actual united Ireland ?

    Anyways, some food for thought . . . let the food fighting commence . . .

    Is it time Ireland considered having a new capital city ? 7 votes

    Yes, lets consider it, who knows it can't be any worse, it might even work if well planned
    100% 7 votes
    No, dismiss the notion immediately
    0% 0 votes


Comments

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 9,994 Mod ✭✭✭✭ sullivlo


    No.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Ireland already has a real capital.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 adelemcgovern


    Swindled wrote: »
    Is it time Ireland considered some lateral thinking and considered having a new capital city ?

    The capital city of the a country does not have to be the largest / most populous, and often isn't.



    Dublin is currently under pressure in terms of population vs resources.

    I like Dublin, it's a good city overall, but it doesn't have to be the capital, and not being the capital would do it no harm.

    Also Ireland has always been traditionally ruled by Leinster. No harm to the Leinster Government and Leinster Civil Service (the permanent government) but it does it have much interest in the rest of Ireland ? or much knowledge about life outside Leinster and the problems / solutions therein ?

    For example the Leinster powers that be, and their media, like to call the rest of Ireland "rural Ireland" as if it's all a special conservation area and national park, the Austrian outback, or the Shetland Islands instead of largely consisting of large towns, villages and densely populated non urban areas.

    Would having a Capital elsewhere, more neutral outlook, and in touch with the rest of the country be of help ? Perhaps even a brand new city, specifically designed and constructed for the purpose ? Perhaps it could even help bring about an actual united Ireland ?

    Anyways, some food for thought . . . let the food fighting commence . . .

    Eh..... no


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,331 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below


    It'll be Belfast when Ireland is united.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,842 ✭✭✭ francois


    biko wrote: »
    Ireland already has a real capital.

    Needs a bit of work but Bantry should be OK


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,188 ✭✭✭ brainboru1104


    It'll be Belfast when Ireland is united.

    I hope so.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,264 ✭✭✭ YellowLead


    Most ridiculous thread ever.
    Sure the capital doesn’t have to be the most populous county - but it is precisely because it is the capital!
    What is already happening because of changes to the way we work with working from home will allow more people move away from Dublin if they wish and that should ease the over population issues there.
    And politicians not understanding life outside of Dublin - plenty of bogger politicians no?


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,311 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Nonsense thread

    Closed


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