They quit the city during lockdown. What happens now it’s over?

Remote working and the sudden closure of urban amenities prompted many to flee the city during Covid. Will their new way of life be sustainable in the longer term? Tanya Sweeney reports

Shireen McDonagh left Dublin to live in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photo: Keith Heneghan

Tanya Sweeney

There came a time in 2020 or 2021 when I realised that it made little sense to pay for the privilege of living in a certain postcode.

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