People Being Pushed Out Of Rural Areas And Into Larger Towns - Labour

A Local Election Candidate is concerned with the lack of facilities in rural Ireland.

The National Planning Framework is moving people towards larger towns and away from more rural areas, according to a Local Election Candidate in Westmeath.

Labour Councillor Denis Leonard says if the current situation continues, every county will end up with two to three big towns and the rest of the county being turned over to the National Parks and Wildlife service. 

He wants to examine the lack of facilities in rural Ireland, including public transport, school and general amenities.

The Mullingar Kinnegad rep says immigration has highlighted the lack of facilities in towns people are being moved into:

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