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#rural ireland

# 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 TheJournal.ie.

# 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.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From Business ETC Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years. Rural Ireland

Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years.

They include supports for being environmentally friendly and for investment.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Opinion: Rural Ireland is tough and resilient – but it needs more support

Rural Ireland has felt the recession more than the rest of the country. For a rural development strategy to work, national government needs to show genuine commitment.

# rural-ireland - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Abandoned: Haunting snapshots of a life once lived in rural Ireland Frozen In Time This post contains images

Abandoned: Haunting snapshots of a life once lived in rural Ireland

This is the latest series of snaps featuring an abandoned Irish property from photographer Donal Moloney.

# rural-ireland - Friday 25 April, 2014

From Business ETC Rural Ireland’s dodgy broadband is going to get sorted according to the Communications Minister Speedy Gonzales

Rural Ireland’s dodgy broadband is going to get sorted according to the Communications Minister

You’ll soon be able to read TheJournal.ie at super quick speeds from all over the country!

# rural-ireland - Monday 10 March, 2014

Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution

Two men charged with cutting turf on conservation areas have taken the action to prevent their criminal prosecution.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’

The MEP is calling on the EU Commission to fully investigate the health risks on humans and animals of high voltage overhead power lines such as those proposed by Eirgrid.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation

More female farmers surveyed were opposed to the legislation than the men surveyed.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights

Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.

# rural-ireland - Friday 26 April, 2013

Healy-Rae wants debate on expanding gun ownership in Ireland

“It’s no harm for these criminals to know that if they engage in this type of activity they may leave the home that they break into in a wooden box,” the independent TD has said.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Column: It’s time to tackle decline in rural Ireland

Rural Ireland is experiencing a demise, with empty shop buildings, damaged roads and a lack of essential services. Action needs to be taken now or we could see whole parts of the country uninhabited, writes John Verling.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Council sends letter to Minister calling for drink-driving limit to be relaxed

Kerry County Council has confirmed that it has sent a letter to Alan Shatter on foot of the controversial motion passed by the council last week.

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