Niamh Moore-Cherry

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    What Ireland tells us about the politics of ‘places that don’t matter’

What Ireland tells us about the politics of ‘places that don’t matter’

The Irish general election in February saw Sinn Féin win the highest share of the vote. John Tomaney and Niamh Moore-Cherry write that while Sinn Féin’s success captured the headlines, the election also underlined the extent to which geographical inequalities can be rapidly and unexpectedly politicised. With Covid-19 reinforcing inequalities between Irish regions, there is now a growing need […]

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    Does Ireland suffer from ‘metrophobia’? Examining the case of Dublin

Does Ireland suffer from ‘metrophobia’? Examining the case of Dublin

There has been a tendency in recent decades to strengthen institutions of metropolitan governance and planning in European cities, with large cities like London and Paris being viewed as primary drivers of economic growth. John Tomaney and Niamh Moore-Cherry highlight that one notable exception to this trend is Ireland and the city of Dublin. They explain that although Dublin […]

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