yeah but MM you shouldnt have to in a small country like ours, and whatever excuse there was back in the day is long gone. its simply government policy since 2002 to have almost everything open on the east coast, or in Galway/Limerick/Cork. The rest of us can go shite as far as the IDA/Shannon Development and whatever quango is not managing your economic investment properly is concerned.
there are still remnants of the advance industrial unit culture which worked form the 60’s into the 90’s all over tipp, some of whom are doing well. we have had literally nothing in the past 20 years except when alan kelly did a stroke and got a big investment in nenagh and one in silvermines. its begs the question.