Please be upstanding for the Prime Minister of Yorkshire...Seconds out, round two

Please be upstanding for the Prime Minister of Yorkshire…

An outsider with an inside track reveals to Merrion MD Dougal Paver that Liverpool’s devolution negotiations are going well.  In Yorkshire, by contrast, a bare knuckle scrap is reported to have broken out. News reaches Merrion Towers that the latest round of discussions between Liverpool and Whitehall over the city region’s devolution bid are going well.  The second phase document was […]

Dalkey Co DublinCastle Street in Dalkey: welcome to suburban bliss

Urban villages: cities’ great engines for localism

Great cities value their urban villages – and the best retain their unique character and charm. They’re a force for civility and engines for economic localism, provided institutional property ownership hasn’t turned them in to clones, suggests Dougal Paver. Back in the day I spent just over three years in Dublin, on and off, and fell hard for the city. It […]