Dublin is not without its problems.
But a new study suggests that despite the tragedy of Dun laoghaire and other similar towns, no-one has been seriously injured in the recent earthquakes.
Key points:The survey of 5,000 people was carried out between April 20 and 22 in Dun Laoghan, Co Clare, Co Tipperary and Kildare counties.
The results show that while there have been some deaths, the number of people seriously injured has fallen from 4,726 to 3,982.
The Dun Laohain survey, carried out by Kildaretic Institute, was the first survey to be carried out in the UK since the Great Quake of 1906 and found that the number who had been injured in earthquakes was down from 2,058 in 2014 to 1,811 in 2020.
However, it said the number was still far higher than in the years before.
Kildare County Council said the latest figures were “not encouraging” but “not shocking”.
It said that while the number in Dun laohain had fallen, there had been a reduction in the number seriously injured, from 2.7 in 2014-15 to 2.4 in 2020-21.
Kilkenny Councillor Brian O’Connor said it was encouraging that the numbers had fallen from 2 in 2014, to 2 in 2020, to 1 in 2021.
He said while people in Kilkenny had suffered losses of value of over €100,000, they were “still going to be pretty resilient”.
Mr O’Conor said he hoped that the survey would help the community recover.
He added that the Council was “not sure” whether the numbers of serious injuries in the county were due to the quake, or to other factors.
“I’m not sure we can really say what the impact is going to have on people,” he said.
Kileen Council spokesman Michael Kelly said it would be premature to comment on the survey results.
The Kildarian Institute has launched a new survey of Dunlaoghain and other towns in the region.
The survey will also help to develop ways to respond to other issues in the community.
It is being conducted by a group of local people from the Dun Laogain and Killeen area, including the local business, local association and the Dun laogain Chamber of Commerce.