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#rural ireland

# rural-ireland - Monday 1 October, 2018

Digital kiosks to offer free access to Government services in post offices

Government funding of €80,000 has been provided to help with rolling out the digital assist pilot scheme.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

12 striking photos of ruined buildings around Ireland

A tour of the beautiful and derelict dwellings across the country.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

An Post CEO: 'Every community of over 500 people will have a post office'

David McRedmond rejected claims that post office closures are an attack on rural Ireland.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

# rural-ireland - Friday 15 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge 9 tweets that show what real rural ireland is like in 2018 Culchie And Proud

9 tweets that show what real rural ireland is like in 2018

Tinder is harder because, unless you’re Karen from Mean Girls, you can’t get with your cousin.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 10 May, 2018

# rural-ireland - Sunday 11 March, 2018

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said it isn’t possible to police rural Ireland the same way as Dublin.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan

Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman Timmy Dooley had suggested that the procurement process should be halted in order to ‘review’ the tender.

'The closure of our post office would mean the death of our village'

A small village in Co Sligo, reminiscent of many others in Ireland, is fighting back.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

'It's not sustainable': Offaly's only emergency homeless shelter risks closure over funding

Midlands Simon Community’s emergency shelters are running at a deficit of €176,000 a year.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí

A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.

Small towns 'hit hardest' in the past 10 years, Dublin least affected

Census figures have revealed the most affluent and deprived areas across the country.

# rural-ireland - Monday 6 November, 2017

'The gap in household income in Dublin versus rural Ireland is widening'

The government’s objective of delivering growth in rural areas still remains a challenge that remains to be overcome.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?

Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Rural broadband: Big blow for competition as ESB-Vodafone pull out of bid

A number of telecoms companies are bidding for a State contract to bring broadband to 542,000 customers.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Services closing, lack of transport and young people leaving - the causes and cost of rural isolation

Many local businesses are being forced to shut their doors and vital services are diminishing at a fast pace.

# rural-ireland - Friday 15 September, 2017

'A chance to discover 10,000 years of history': New project to restore Ireland's bogland

The Living Bog Project will see the restoration of 12 raised bog special areas of conservation in seven counties.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Irish Rail says four routes could be axed, as drivers look for pay increase

Iarnród Éireann says it has to address an annual shortfall of €100 million.

# rural-ireland - Monday 24 July, 2017

'We need to reward people who will chuck the idea of having two cars and a garden outside their front door'

John Moran, the former secretary general at the Department of Finance, has criticised one-off housing in rural Ireland.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Column: 'There's nothing for me in Kerry, no job to move home for'

But living and working in Dublin comes at the price of feeling that I’m causing rural Ireland’s problems, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits

A new bill sponsored by Minister for Transport Shane Ross would see mandatory bans implemented for all drink drivers.

# 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.

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