North Dublin Moving
Moving to North Dublin&
Moving from North Dublin
North Dublin is an area that stretches the North Wall Docks to the Meath border encompassing such towns as Swords, Malahide, Rush, Lusk, Donabate, Skerries and Balbriggan. It also embraces a string of coastal suburbs like Clontarf, Baldoyle, Howth, Sutton and Portmarnock together with more westerly located areas like Finglas, Glasnevin, Blanchardstown and Castleknock.
The unstoppable growth of the Greater Dublin Area has pushed out into counties Meath and Louth with former villages like Ballyboughal, Naul and Stamullen now becoming fully fledged towns as new housing development, which was stagnant for a decade, is now at full throttle and means that affordability of housing in Dublin City is more and more unattainable.
North Dublin is driven economically by the presence of Dublin Airport at Cloghran, between Swords and Santry. With an estimated 10,000 people working in Dublin Airport and surrounding support infrastructure such as hotels and business campuses, the knock-on effect on nearby towns and suburbs is huge. The Terminal 2 development which was once seen as a white elephant project is now at full capacity and the DAA which controls the airport is currently starting a new runway development. Industry is also relocating to the Swords area and this adds to the demand for housing and education and leisure amenities. Metro North is now in the planning and this will link Dublin Airport and north city suburbs to the city centre in a project that was shelved when the economic crash took hold in 2008.
Dublin North seems destined to further grow and expand in the coming years and the counties of Louth and Meath will effectively move closer to Dublin.