Castlebar in Mayo has been deemed as the best place to live in terms of work-life balance.

Newbridge in Kildare is the safest according to a new study.

This study by looked at the best place to live in terms of local amenities like primary schools, shops, transport and gyms.

Broadband, green spaces, house prices and crime rates are also factors.

Castlebar came out on top followed by another Mayo town with Ballina in second.

This was followed by Longford town, Wexford town and Arklow.

Down at the bottom of the list of the 50 which were analysed is Limerick.

Newbrige in Co Kildare was deemed the safest town while Longford is the cheapest.

Castlebar councillot Ger Deere spoke to Midwest Radio's Alannah Nolan earlier today about the different factors looked at during the study....


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