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Ireland’s infrastructure deficit needs to be prioritised.

Carrigaline is a great example of the challenges the Government faces in the next few decades. The town underwent a rapid population expansion in the last 20 years. In 1996 the population was 7,827. By 2011, the population nearly doubled to 14,775. The most recent census in 2016, indicates Carrigaline is Cork’s largest town with a population of 15,770. A modest increase from 2011. Since the 90’s, it has become a key commuter town for the city of Cork and for the pharmaceutical industries in Ringaskiddy. Further, in the last few years the local public secondary school underwent major expansion and there has also been an additional three schools created in the area. In the past two weeks, a n

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