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#rural ireland

# rural-ireland - Yesterday’s News


# rural-ireland - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Elderly Connemara man had to wait 57 minutes on roadside for an ambulance

“Why doesn’t the HSE pull the finger out and give us the means to contribute fully,” Galway GP Peter Sloane said.

# rural-ireland - Monday 22 May, 2017

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty

42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'Nobody caused a fatality by having three glasses of Guinness drank' - Healy Rae argues against new drink-driving laws

Shane Ross rejected claims that the plan would negatively impact rural Ireland.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'No decision made': An Post respond to reports of 80 post office closures

This plays into a long debate about whether post offices are sustainable, and if not, how to make them more useful.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Shane Ross: 'People want me to come to the Bus Éireann dispute with money. I have none to offer'

The Transport Minister rejected all calls to intervene in the dispute.

# rural-ireland - Monday 27 February, 2017

'Only a Dub would bring this in': Rural Ireland angry with plan for drink drivers to get automatic ban

Publicans say this will close down pubs in rural Ireland.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 26 January, 2017

A startup incubator is coming to Shannon as part of the government's plan for rural Ireland

Ministers have promised to deliver 135,000 jobs to regional areas by 2020.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'I am not scaremongering': Bus Eireann boss warns all jobs could be lost if drastic action not taken

Bus Eireann workers have said industrial action remains on the cards.

# rural-ireland - Monday 23 January, 2017

'Resurrecting Ireland's villages': The new plan to get people to return home to rural Ireland

The government’s Action Plan on Rural Development is being launched today in Longford.

# rural-ireland - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'It's the lifeblood of the community': Protest as rural post office to shut next week

It is one of 500 post offices deemed to be economically unviable.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Controversial plan for hundreds of pylons in rural Ireland has been given the go-ahead

The plan had been widely criticised by people living in the area.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland

The government’s plan to speed up and deliver broadband services has been repeatedly delayed.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'We couldn't go home for five months after the floods. We're in fear it could happen again'

Fianna Fáil are calling for a UK-style flood insurance scheme to be introduced here.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.'

We are a country renowned for our innovation and problem solving. Let’s fix Rural Ireland, writes David Minton.

# rural-ireland - Monday 14 November, 2016

Should we invest to make our post offices more important? Some rural TDs think so Red Letter Day This post contains a poll

Should we invest to make our post offices more important? Some rural TDs think so

A Dáil bill will be debated on Wednesday

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

"We still have a long way to go" - does a stigma still apply to being gay in rural Ireland?

A new documentary, The Only Gay in the Village, explores the reality for gay people living in Ireland’s rural areas.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Tillage farmers in Ireland are 'stressed, anguished and in pain' after a bad harvest year

Hundreds of farmers, particularly those along the West coast, have been badly hit by heavy rainfall this summer, which has seen much of their crop yields destroyed.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Sputniks and brown bread: The story of one day during Ireland's rural electrification scheme

“What in God’s name will I do if that electric yoke won’t bake brown bread?”

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Pat Shortt's new drama explores how families deal with emigration and cancer

Shortt said he thinks Smalltown will create the ‘water-cooler chat’ that TV series such as Love/Hate and Charlie have in the past.

# rural-ireland - Monday 22 August, 2016

'An invasion of a place I grew up in, where I always felt safe' - Farmers speak of trauma after thefts

Buyers are being urged to ensure dealers are reputable before they buy any farm vehicles or machinery.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Fox hunting on JobBridge? Joan Burton says her hands are tied

The minister says once it’s legal it’s fair game.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Healy Rae on drink driving, 'If a person goes out and has a little drink, they're hurting no one'

He added that people are surviving accidents now because cars are improving.

# rural-ireland - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Dublin won’t save rural Ireland, it needs to grow up and be allowed to save itself

We need to decentralise control of the purse strings, rather than government departments, writes Aaron McKenna.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

‘Grotesque and appalling’: War of words erupts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Pr Gimmick This post contains videos

‘Grotesque and appalling’: War of words erupts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Éamon Ó Cuív has accused the government’s senior party of lying about protecting rural Ireland.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Two counties have had fewer visits from Government Ministers than one Dublin hotel in 2015

Not all parish pumps are created equal, according to a new analysis by

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Look at them now: This rural town has turned its fortunes around after last year's blow

Last year Gort made headlines for being part of the rural area most affected by the economic crisis. This year, things have changed.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Over €220 million will be spent on rural programmes by 2020 – how much is your county getting?

The money, which will come through the Leader funding programme, will be spread around the country, with each county getting at least €5 million.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland

Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.

# rural-ireland - Saturday 28 March, 2015

A rural town has a racism problem, but is fighting it

A taxi driver was robbed and attacked in Letterkenny.

# rural-ireland - Friday 20 February, 2015

Tight security as Enda’s Fine Gael homecoming opens with a warning

The Taoiseach announced that China will take Irish beef again as the Fine Gael national conference got under way in Mayo this evening.

# rural-ireland - Friday 23 January, 2015

A community is taking to the streets today to stop its local bank from closing

Ulster Bank announced last year that it would close 14 of its branches in the Republic.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Are rail lines with low passenger numbers facing closure unless numbers rise?

A recent report found that €291 million is spent running the rail network each year.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Here are the 44 primary schools that now only have one teacher

Notice a pattern in this map?

# rural-ireland - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Heart-breaking new video shows the devastating effect of farm deaths

Here’s what happened to the Higgins family when they lost their “adorable, beautiful” son James.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge If your phone photos were developed by a 1980s Irish country chemist… More Cats

If your phone photos were developed by a 1980s Irish country chemist…

“You took all these yourself”.

# rural-ireland - Monday 24 November, 2014

This is what the government’s National Broadband Plan for rural Ireland looks like

Every home, business and school in Ireland will have access to high-speed broadband… but when?

# rural-ireland - Sunday 16 November, 2014

‘You wouldn’t see this on Father Ted’ – Why bad broadband is hurting rural Ireland

The country is behind many eastern European nations when it comes to broadband access.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Rural Ireland: ‘The life has gone out of it. Even 20 or 30 jobs would give the place a lift’

A short documentary shows how the people of Ballydehob are dealing with unemployment and emigration.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Young farmers add their support for gay marriage ahead of referendum

If you’re surprised by that, there are a few other things you should know…

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

GAA fans warned not to attach flags to ESB poles ahead of All-Ireland finals

Especially YOU, Kerry and Donegal people.

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