Originally Posted by The Student
If we stop people coming to Dublin (which is where most would be located due to the location of the employment and the desire for access to facilities) where do they go.
You do realise we are a small open economy who needs FDI. These would be high earning individuals paying income tax and spending in the economy. This self same tax that would be used to fund house building (be it social or affordable etc).
Who do you expect to pay for the social and affordable housing ? is it the working middle income who are above assistance for state support but below what they need to get a mortgage?
I am curious as to who you see funding this?
The economy is booming and expected to continue to grow significantly. This money should be used to get fibre broadband around the country, greatly enhance transport links between major cities and encourage apartment building outside of Dublin. With these measures being implemented, then promote the rest of the country for companies to consider.
We are a small country with other major cities not being far from Dublin. It takes two to three hours to drive to Galway, Limerick and Cork from Dublin. With a high speed train network that could almost be commutable. At worst, it would be an easy trip to do for a weekend or even a day trip, so people wouldn't feel they're missing out on all the fun in Dublin.
The main promotion would be lower rent for employees which also means employers can pay them less. Also, being able to live closer to work gives more time to employees from not having to commute.