When a cardboard box box car came to Dublin, it left the city’s streets behind
Posted On August 5, 2021
Dublin’s first cardboard box cars were the product of the 1950s.
They were part of the citys first attempt to revitalise the city by placing the city in an economic environment that was conducive to the development of a population that would grow with it.
In an attempt to build more houses for the future, they were used in Dublin’s residential blocks to help facilitate housing construction.
Today, Dublin is one of the world’s fastest growing cities with more than 3.5 million residents, a growth rate of almost 50 per cent since 2000.
In 2017, the city experienced a record population growth, with 2.3 million people in Dublin, the highest rate since 2000 and almost twice the population of the US city of Cleveland.
The first cardboard boxes were installed in the 1960s, in the area between the Fermanagh Street and the Fingal Street areas.
They were placed in the residential areas of the inner city and provided for the residents to buy their own homes.
In 1967, the boxes were removed and replaced by more permanent housing units in the city, which was later named the ‘Cardiff Square’.
The boxes were replaced with the modern day City Hall, with a new plan to expand the city into a centre of cultural, economic and political activity.
However, despite the introduction of the new houses, Dublin’s population grew dramatically.
In 1980, the population was almost 2.5 times the national average, and in 2011, the Irish Times estimated that the population would reach 5.4 million by 2025.
By the mid-1980s, the numbers of households had increased by around 40 per cent, with more households in Dublin now living in apartments and apartments in houses than the city had at the time.
By 2005, Dublin had almost 5 million people living in the metropolitan area, which includes Dublin City, County Down, Kildare, Meath and Westmeath.
Dublin has the highest concentration of Irish immigrants in Europe, with around 20 per cent of the population living in Dublin city.
Irish migrants have been a key part of Dublin’s success and are now an important part of its citys economy.
The Irish population has grown by more than 40 per the national rate, according to the Department of Finance.
More than a million Irish migrants are currently working in the country, accounting for one in five of all new jobs in Ireland, according a 2017 report by the Irish Chamber of Commerce.
However in 2017, Irish migration to Ireland declined, with the number of people leaving the country for the first time since 1975 falling by nearly 5 per cent.