Monthly Archives: September 2017

What do people in the Western Region and its counties work at?

Recently the Western Development Commission (WDC) published two new WDC Insights publications examining the sectoral profile of employment in the Western Region of Ireland and its counties. Both are based on an analysis of data from Census 2016 on employment by economic … Continue reading

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Commuting in the Western Region

Census 2016 results, Profile 6 has highlighted some key trends in relation to commuting patterns across the country. What are the trends in the Western Region and how do they compare with the national picture? More commuting to work The … Continue reading

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Urban Centres and Regional Economic Development

The Irish branch of the Regional Studies Association held its annual conference on Friday 1st September at the DIT Grangegorman campus. The conference, “Urban Centres and Regional Economic Development”, which was opened by John Paul Phelan T.D., Minister of State … Continue reading

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