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The rise of west Dublin: How the capital is growing sideways

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The rise of west Dublin: How the capital is growing sideways

WHEN THE LAST census was taken in 2016, around 272,370 people called Lucan home. In three years time, the Regional Planning Guidelines estimate that the Dublin village will have grown by over 32,500 residents.

That’s a population growth of almost 12% in only five years – considerable for any suburban town, and only a microcosm of the move westwards for property buyers in Dublin.

We spoke to two experts in urban planning to explain why the capital’s growth is happening in the west.

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