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What’s the big IKEA? January 6, 2005

Posted by jbwan in General, Politics.
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The government paved the way yesterday (well, actually, paved sounds like work was done, really they just abolished a rule) for large superstores like Ikea that previously could not enter Ireland due to the size restrictions on stores. The restriction has only been lifted in certain areas obviously Dublin is one (what a surprise!) and others include Letterkenny whose population is not enough to warrant such a large store but still they get it, hmm now why didn’t Waterford get the all clear given our proposed new town and all that? Not that I’m really complaining as Waterford has already been burdened with development in recent years but sadly all of the wrong kind in my opinion. Yet another bypass of Ireland’s oldest city in terms of economic development. Down with this kind of thing! source: Irish Times

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