Travel guide book company Rough Guides asked its readers to vote for “the most beautiful country in the world”.
Ireland finished 18th out of the top 20, ahead of Croatia and Vietnam.
The most beautiful country in the world – as voted by you (Rough Guides)
Thanks Spaghetti Hoop
a great little country for killing rough sleepers.
Scotland has a population of 5.3 million. It has 27000 designated “homeless” and 1800 rough sleepers.
Ireland has a population of 4.8 million. It has 7000 designated “homeless” and approx. 200 rough sleepers.
While we have a problem with housing, your whingeing about homelessness on every single post is neither helpful, honest, or valid. I would go so far as to say that our numbers for rough sleepers are probably within the range of unavoidable in any society with average levels of drug use, substance abuse, and mental health problems. There will always be these types of homeless people. We owe it to them to help, but as the stories of deaths of rough sleepers regularly affirm, these people are often there despite plenty of assistance and opportunity to get out of it.
The people we are failing are the 7k in hotels and family hubs; the ones who we can get into houses if we built social housing at the rate we should. Conflating rough sleepers with the figure of 7000 homeless is disingenuous and calculated to fuel the homeless industry and associated vested interests.
How can Scotland be No.1 and Ireland be No. 18? More or less the same thing, no?
obviously not but don’t worry yerself too much about it..
I’ll worry about what I want to worry about, dav
they had no money to ruin the wild beauty with pink ” roman colum ” style monstrosities
aka cottages with no respect for local architecture
Bigger mountains, more wilderness, etc.
Lovely photo… quite magical.
Ireland as rendered by Max Ernst
England! How! Its the most drab place on the planet bar Belgium!
Belgium is far from drab! One of my favourite countries.
Beaches, battlefields, Bruxelles and Bastogne. Would live there in an instant.
But that’s interesting, not beautiful. Two different words.
England is also very beautiful; https://www.pinterest.com/igori/england/?lp=true
One of my regrets from working there for 3 years is that I didn’t explore more of its national parks.
Yes….No France, England,Wales and Scotland…..hmmm…who are the main readers of said magazine who’s headquarters are based in London and were started in the UK. IT MEANS NOTHING….IRELAND IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND BEST…..