How dominant can Dublin become or more to the point, how much can we tilt the scales so that regional centres can have some ability to attract investment and facilities for people living outside of the metropolitan area?

Granted Galway, Cork and Limerick are developing cities but listening to Martin Shannon, the chief executive of the IDA, point with pride the other morning that less than 50% of new investment was coming to the Dublin area, which is fine, but that means that the rest of the entire country has to do with the half that doesn’t go to Dublin.