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# 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”

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 TheJournal.ie: “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 TheJournal.ie 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 TheJournal.ie 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”…