An expert in poverty and social cohesion is urging the government to make sure people in the Dublin region have the resources they need to get on with their lives.
The author of a book on the region, Richard O’Neill, said Dublin had been struggling for decades with an obesity problem that is becoming increasingly severe.
He said the current government had not done enough to tackle the issue and had neglected the vulnerable.
“We need to do more than just talk about how we can better feed our people, but also work to get the best outcomes from that,” Mr O’Neil said.
He added that the Dublin regional government needed to take action to help the city’s elderly, the young, those with disabilities, those who had been affected by mental health issues and people who were in debt.
The region has a population of about 40,000, and Mr O’s book includes a section on how people in rural areas cope with stress, illness and unemployment.
He also recommends that the government consider giving the local government the power to set the basic services that residents are expected to use.
Dublin has been in financial turmoil since the global financial crisis.
There has been a sharp fall in property prices and unemployment in recent years, and the regional economy has been severely weakened by the closure of the Portlaoise-Cardiff Airport.
It has been hit hard by the fall in the value of the Irish Pound.
Dublin City Council, which manages the area, has not made the cuts Mr O is calling for.
The council is due to make a decision on how to spend the extra money over the coming months.
“They are not being asked to do anything that is not already there,” Mr Ogilvie said.
Mr O said the city council had been under pressure for years.
“I am not a political appointee,” he said.
They have the money to pay for the work that they have been doing, and if you are looking at their budget, they have an operating budget of about $100 million. “
That is why they have done so well.
Mr O agreed with Mr Oesons recommendation to make changes to the city area. “
It is a fantastic amount of money, and they have taken a very hard line on that and have put that money to work.”
Mr O agreed with Mr Oesons recommendation to make changes to the city area.
“A lot of people have lost their jobs and they want to get back into work,” he added.
“But the people in this area, the people who have lost jobs, are not looking for new jobs.”
The council has spent more than $1 billion in the past five years to help people living in the region.
The budget is currently set at $4.4 billion.