Originally Posted by Topgear on Dave
Many of rural irelands problems with service closure and crap public transport are entirely of its own making, build a one off two miles from town....then complain about crap public transport. But thats probably off topic for this thread.
There is this myth out there that if you didn't have the one off rural houses everything would be great and if we all lived centralised in towns and even villages shure it would be great and we wouldn't need cars and the local services would stay open.
Except that is bullcr**.
Garda stations and banks have been closed in villages and smaller towns.
Nothing at all to do with one off rural housing.
There is fook all public transport between most villages, smaller towns and even bigger towns.
It is not so bad if you are along major link between major towns, but cr** otherwise.
And moving all the one off houses, all those living on surrounding farms into village will not change it.
But of course that doesn't play into the hobby horse some get onto about one off rural housing.
For instance how many bus routes go through Ballinamore and how often are there buses on those routes ?