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# rural - Today’s News


# rural - Thursday 24 September, 2015

This rural village is about to get some of the fastest broadband in the country

This comes as part of a joint venture between the ESB and Vodafone.

# rural - Friday 19 June, 2015

‘Serious injury’ avoided after pipe bomb is found in Leitrim

It was found in a woodland area this morning.

# rural - 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 - Sunday 3 May, 2015

From Business ETC This non-profit wants to start up 100 projects across the country in 100 days WORKING TOGETHER

This non-profit wants to start up 100 projects across the country in 100 days

ChangeX aims to help communities start up their own projects to help improve their lives.

# rural - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Don’t get enough sleep? Try getting rich

It seems wealth has its privileges.

# rural - Saturday 28 February, 2015

You can rent this entire village for €700 a day

You get the deputy mayorship, as well.

# rural - 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 - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Minister: ‘Seriously, we haven’t forgotten about rural Ireland’

Ann Phelan is travelling to Brussels today to meet with Phil Hogan.

# rural - 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 - Friday 3 October, 2014

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP’s legal battle with Phil Hogan

Garda whistleblower John Wilson has said he will fund raise for Nessa Childer’s legal costs in the case that Phil Hogan proceeds with threatened action.

# rural - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Minister Coveney announces new service for bereaved farm families

So far this year 20 people have died in farming accidents.

# rural - Monday 1 September, 2014

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.

# rural - Friday 8 August, 2014

Fear rural customers left “high and dry” as €223m National Broadband Scheme ends

The scheme is government sponsored and aims to bring broadband to areas where it wasn’t available before.

# rural - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Bus Éireann faces criticism over new online payment system

Concerns are mounting about rural users facing difficulties with the service.

# rural - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).

# rural - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From Business ETC Kilkenny, Loughrea and Ardee up next to become fibre towns Right Connections

Kilkenny, Loughrea and Ardee up next to become fibre towns

The initiative will see €2.5 million invested in developing broadband infrastructure in both towns and city.

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste

Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.

# rural - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Live in a rural area? You could be getting nicer bus shelters soon

A new round of public transport funding has been announced, and includes improvements to cycle paths.

# rural - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Varadkar ‘loves’ trains – and won’t be closing ‘dozens’ of rural lines

The Transport Minister said that reports that he is to close ‘dozens’ of rural lines are untrue – and that there aren’t even that many lines.

# rural - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job

John Bryan is expected to run for Fine Gael in the European elections this summer.

# rural - Thursday 21 November, 2013

80km speed limit on country roads to be scrapped

An average speed on motorways and a removal of signs at inappropriate locations are also suggested by the Speed Limits Working Group.

# rural - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Sharp increase in suicidal farmers calling helpline over financial troubles

Financial woes and the fodder shortage has left many farmers in an extremely difficult situation, says suicide prevention charity Console.

# rural - Sunday 28 April, 2013

“One moment off-balance and my leg was gone” Agri Accidents This post contains videos

“One moment off-balance and my leg was gone”

Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.

# rural - Monday 1 April, 2013

Calls for rural schools to be protected

The Green Party has called on the Education Minister to avoid implementing recommendations that may lead to the closure of rural schools.

# rural - Saturday 23 February, 2013

“No plans” to abolish Rural Transport Scheme

However, the scheme is to undergo a number of changes – although Minister Varadkar said that no decision has been taken on the issue.

# rural - 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 - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

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 “We’ll see about that.”

# rural - Monday 21 January, 2013

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

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

# rural - Monday 10 December, 2012

Rail timetable changes ‘will make rural lines unviable’

That is according to the Green Party, who says that the proposed Irish Rail timetable changes for 2013 are pushing some lines “toward collapse”.

# rural - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Two viable explosive devices discovered in Limerick

The Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were discovered on a rural road outside Limerick City late last night.

# rural - Monday 24 September, 2012

Coroner calls for greater advertising of suicide helplines in pubs

Six out of eight cases at the Killarney coroner’s court today dealt with suicide – the highest number ever.

# rural - Monday 17 September, 2012

Last weeks to register your septic tank for €5

If you don’t register your septic tank before or on 28 September, the price jumps from €5 to €50.

# rural - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

1.65 per cent of septic tanks registered within first four weeks

The number of registrations for mandatory inspections remains low, almost a month into the special €5 window.

# rural - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Registration for septic tank inspections begins

It will cost €5 to register a septic tank between now and 28 September, and €50 after that date, until 1 February 2013.

# rural - Sunday 27 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge From the archives: Photos of life in early 20th century Ireland Ireland This post contains images

From the archives: Photos of life in early 20th century Ireland

Can you identify the unknown locations of these images depicting daily life in Ireland in the early 1900s?

# rural - Monday 16 April, 2012

The 9 worst councils in Ireland’s planning system

An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.

# rural - Thursday 29 March, 2012

All the single ladies: those in urban areas more likely to be unmarried

Altogether, there are 1.5 million single people living in Ireland.

# rural - Monday 21 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Is this a ‘press’ or a ‘cupboard’? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Is this a ‘press’ or a ‘cupboard’?

This and every Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# rural - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Cyclists want cycle lane scheme halted

Lobby group explains why Government’s plan to spend €4m on cycle and walking paths outside Dublin is “a poor use of public money”…