“The lights arenâ€™t yet going out all over Europe, but Ireland could become a darker place if the government takes the advice of an environmental group that wants the country to follow Romeâ€™s example and dim urban lighting.
Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) has launched a Dark Skies campaign after the Italian capital reduced its public lighting to save energy and make the night sky more visible.”
The Sunday Times – Ireland: Ireland urged to darken its lightness
This is something I’ve noticed when travelling, and arriving by air in cities around the world. Dublin is a more brightly lit city than most. It’s used to baffle me at first – why were the streets of Auckland or Barcelona so dark?