There was a commuter from Kells giving out about the €200 per year charge. Now Kells is a long way to be commuting into Dublin every day. Sure, house prices in Dublin went crazy for years and people had to move out. But there’s also an element of personal culpability there. People wanted thousands of square feet of living accommodation and big gardens to boot. And if they wanted that, they had to endure the commensurate pain of a long (and increasingly expensive) commute. And those of us who live close to the city got proximity but have got small living spaces, much much smaller than the houses in which we grew up. That’s the compromise you make.
Couldn’t have put it better myself.