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rural ireland

# 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.

# rural-ireland - Friday 25 January, 2013

Column: Dubliners should pay more property tax – here’s why…

Properties near the capital that have easy access to infrastructure and services should pay a higher price, writes Frank Convery.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Here’s how the world reacted to the Kerry drink-driving story

The story of how Kerry County Council voted for a plan to allow rural drivers to have ‘two or three drinks’ has made a lot of headlines today. Here’s just a sample.

Government dismisses Healy-Rae’s bid to relax drink-driving limit in rural areas

Responding to the Department of Transport’s dismissal of his idea, Kerry county councillor Danny Healy-Rae told TheJournal.ie: “We’ll see about that.”

# rural-ireland - Monday 21 January, 2013

Kerry councillors back plan to allow drink-driving ‘in moderation’

Councillor Danny Healy-Rae, who put forward the motion, told TheJournal.ie that it would help people who are isolated and can’t leave their homes to go to the pub anymore.

# rural-ireland - Monday 27 August, 2012

Campaigners seek Ward Union hunt to be reinstated

Rural Ireland Says Enough (RISE) is calling for government TDs to support the rights of their “large rural support base”.

# rural-ireland - Friday 17 August, 2012

Column: ‘A little girl in rural Ireland’ – My experience growing up transgender

Stacey gives a personal account of life as a transgender person in a small Irish town.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Unexpected CSO Release of the Day

Did you know there are 1,570,600 pigs in Ireland? You do sow, sorry, now.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

“Unbalanced, ambiguous and biased” – Donegal Council hits back at An Taisce

The report by An Taisce said Donegal was the worst county in Ireland for planning – but Donegal County Council says the report generalised too much.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 25 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Gardai form their first drama group – and stage The Chastitute Playing Up This post contains images

Gardai form their first drama group – and stage The Chastitute

A lonesome old man, a few floozy women and a match maker – what more could you want in a play? How about a cast full of gardai?

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Speed limits across the country set to be reviewed

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has announced a major nationwide review to ensure that all speed restrictions are “both safe and sensible”.

# rural-ireland - Monday 16 January, 2012

School cuts could lead to death of rural Ireland, councillor warns

Cllr Declan Hurley said institutions making up the “backbone” of rural communities were now all under threat.

# rural-ireland - Friday 6 January, 2012

Poll: Are drink-driving laws fair to those in rural areas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are drink-driving laws fair to those in rural areas?

A coroner in Kerry has said older men in rural areas are becoming more isolated because even one pint can now put them over the limit. Have your say here…

Rural areas to be left without garda patrol cars

In Clare, 8 garda cars have not been replaced after being decomissioned – leaving just 13 cars patrolling the entire county.