JOE GILL: The secret to unlocking the wealth of the regions

A friend of mine was discussing work recently. He was observing the challenges and opportunities associated with the chronic commuting times that many people have to endure around Dublin.

Why is it, he wondered, that people have to spend hours in cars, trains and buses to sit at desks using computer terminals all day?

These journeys to and from work take up a huge amount of time while adding emissions to the environment and clogging up urban areas with activity that offers little to the overall economy.

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