My story about people moving from Dublin to the west of Ireland was the cover story for the Irish Times magazine on Saturday. I’m really proud of this article, and it’s very close to my heart. It was an absolute privilege to speak to so many wonderful, fascinating and engaging people about their experiences of moving to the west of Ireland.
The article isn’t just happy stories, of course. While some moved to the west out of choice, others were forced out of the city they loved because of the completely unsustainable cost of renting and buying property in Dublin. Speaking to these people reminded me of the incredible challenges that are presented for Dubliners in the current climate.
Moving to the west of Ireland is by no means a solution to the property crisis in Dublin, but it was heartening to discover that so many people have made the west their home and come to love it.