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# rural-ireland - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Taoiseach: 'There's nothing I would like better right now than a pint in a rural pub in the west of Ireland'
# Time Please
# Time Please

Taoiseach: 'There's nothing I would like better right now than a pint in a rural pub in the west of Ireland'

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:31 PM 32,165 Views 72 Comments

Rural TDs criticised the Taoiseach for keeping ‘wet’ pubs closed.

# rural-ireland - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Green Party 'must keep fighting' for green change around the Cabinet table, says Catherine Martin
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Green Party 'must keep fighting' for green change around the Cabinet table, says Catherine Martin

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:15 AM 16,576 Views 48 Comments

The Green Party’s online convention is taking place today, with the theme ‘Ours For the Making’.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

National Broadband Plan: Government sets aside €1 million for legal fees
# NBP
# NBP

National Broadband Plan: Government sets aside €1 million for legal fees

Mar 3rd 2020, 6:10 AM 12,744 Views 22 Comments

The Government signed off on a €3 billion contract for the NBP last November.

# rural-ireland - Friday 7 February, 2020

A sense of being 'left behind': Emigration and isolation in one rural Irish town
# Investment Needed
# Investment Needed

A sense of being 'left behind': Emigration and isolation in one rural Irish town

Feb 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 88,273 Views 88 Comments

While the boom may be back in Ireland’s cities, not every town and village is reaping the rewards.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'Significant interest' expected as first National Broadband tender issued
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

'Significant interest' expected as first National Broadband tender issued

Jan 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,945 Views 24 Comments

300 Broadband Connection Points are due to be set up in GAA clubs, community centres and public libraries.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

'Sheep-shearing and horse racing': Photography exhibition offers insight into the Ireland of yesteryear

'Sheep-shearing and horse racing': Photography exhibition offers insight into the Ireland of yesteryear

Nov 20th 2019, 3:57 PM 10,422 Views 5 Comments

The exhibition open at the National Museum of Ireland tonight.

# rural-ireland - Friday 11 October, 2019

'We deeply regret the hurt this has caused': Eamon Ryan says he does not want to restrict cars in rural Ireland
# Car Pooling
# Car Pooling

'We deeply regret the hurt this has caused': Eamon Ryan says he does not want to restrict cars in rural Ireland

Oct 11th 2019, 2:39 PM 91,495 Views 146 Comments

An article in The Irish Times has caused controversy for the Green Party leader.

# rural-ireland - Friday 20 September, 2019

Fear and isolation in rural Mayo: 'It’s something no policeman could do anything about. It’s a horrible, terrible thing'
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Fear and isolation in rural Mayo: 'It’s something no policeman could do anything about. It’s a horrible, terrible thing'

Sep 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,460 Views 22 Comments

After a tragic shooting in Ballyhaunis, Mayo locals tell TheJournal.ie about their fears around rural crime.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration
# Column
# Column

Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration

Sep 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 34,506 Views 52 Comments

To tackle climate breakdown the two most important areas that Ireland will have to focus on will be transport and agriculture, writes Saoirse McHugh.

Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency
# Clár Funding
# Clár Funding

Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency

Sep 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,264 Views 80 Comments

Mayo received over 10% of the total money awarded as part of the Clár funding scheme since 2016.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 28 July, 2019

'They can't believe how we lived' - How electricity cut down the drudgery of life in rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

'They can't believe how we lived' - How electricity cut down the drudgery of life in rural Ireland

Jul 28th 2019, 9:30 AM 34,150 Views 33 Comments

‘It was like having a maid around your house.’

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal
# Farmers Fight Back
# Farmers Fight Back

'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal

Jul 10th 2019, 3:12 PM 44,768 Views 146 Comments

There were heated scenes in the crowd during today’s protest when a farmer rounded on Fianna Fáil’s Jackie Cahill.

# rural-ireland - Saturday 8 June, 2019

'Beyond the Pale': Ross lobbied by publicans, politicians to pivot on zero tolerance drink driving laws
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

'Beyond the Pale': Ross lobbied by publicans, politicians to pivot on zero tolerance drink driving laws

Jun 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 39,854 Views 96 Comments

The Minister for Transport has also received correspondence praising his approach in recent months.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

'It's a disgrace that it will take that long': Opposition TDs criticise 7-year timeline for rural broadband
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

'It's a disgrace that it will take that long': Opposition TDs criticise 7-year timeline for rural broadband

May 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,172 Views 29 Comments

Cabinet yesterday signed off on the National Broadband Plan.

# rural-ireland - Friday 26 April, 2019

Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan
# WiFi
# WiFi

Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan

Apr 26th 2019, 1:38 PM 15,180 Views 105 Comments

The plan aims to bring high-speed internet to smaller towns and one-off homes around Ireland.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 28 March, 2019

New app will use reports from members of public to track movement of criminals
# Cairde
# Cairde

New app will use reports from members of public to track movement of criminals

Mar 28th 2019, 1:24 PM 15,574 Views 27 Comments

The CEO of Muintir na Tire said this extension of the text alert scheme is already being trialed and the intention is to roll it out nationally.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem
# Taxi Service
# Taxi Service

Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem

Feb 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 21,929 Views 71 Comments

A subsidy will be required to make it attractive for drivers to offer the service.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'We're working on it': Taoiseach admits there are unacceptable delays in driving test wait times
# Learner Driver
# Learner Driver

'We're working on it': Taoiseach admits there are unacceptable delays in driving test wait times

Jan 30th 2019, 2:51 PM 21,337 Views 110 Comments

Some people are waiting over 20 weeks to get a date for the driving test.

# rural-ireland - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Nearly 1,000 civil servants apply to leave Dublin
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Nearly 1,000 civil servants apply to leave Dublin

Jan 12th 2019, 8:30 AM 58,653 Views 71 Comments

The majority of requests from clerical officers, who are on the lower end of the civil service pay scale.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade
# Tourism
# Tourism

Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade

Jan 8th 2019, 1:08 PM 64,539 Views 49 Comments

Nearly 80 projects have been approved for funding.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'Two pints was their only social outlet': Healy Rae says mass goers are being disrupted by Garda checkpoints
# Drink Driving Laws
# Drink Driving Laws

'Two pints was their only social outlet': Healy Rae says mass goers are being disrupted by Garda checkpoints

Dec 4th 2018, 4:03 PM 45,644 Views 122 Comments

The Taoiseach said he would not apologise for an increase in Garda checkpoints around the country.

# rural-ireland - Monday 1 October, 2018

Digital kiosks to offer free access to Government services in post offices
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

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

Oct 1st 2018, 10:05 PM 10,090 Views 20 Comments

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
# Snapshot
# Snapshot

12 striking photos of ruined buildings around Ireland

Sep 19th 2018, 4:24 PM 1,450 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

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

Aug 29th 2018, 3:50 PM 13,929 Views 47 Comments

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

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

'An attack on rural Ireland' - Criticism as An Post releases list of 159 post offices to close
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

'An attack on rural Ireland' - Criticism as An Post releases list of 159 post offices to close

Updated Aug 28th 2018, 10:07 PM 95,244 Views 135 Comments

The closure affects 25 counties.

# rural-ireland - Friday 15 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 15th 2018, 9:00 PM 19,600 Views 1 Comment

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

# rural-ireland - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'A massive black mark on Ireland' - Calls for review of planning laws after Apple scraps Athenry plan
# Hammer Blow
# Hammer Blow

'A massive black mark on Ireland' - Calls for review of planning laws after Apple scraps Athenry plan

May 10th 2018, 6:27 PM 118,423 Views 332 Comments

Planning delays have scuppered the plans.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 11 March, 2018

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland

Mar 11th 2018, 4:00 PM 20,414 Views 50 Comments

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
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

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

Feb 7th 2018, 8:09 AM 10,723 Views 53 Comments

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'
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

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

Feb 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 35,104 Views 57 Comments

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
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

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

Nov 29th 2017, 12:22 PM 7,572 Views 14 Comments

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
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

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

Nov 9th 2017, 5:20 PM 10,170 Views 35 Comments

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
# Keep The Recovery Going
# Keep The Recovery Going

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

Nov 9th 2017, 9:21 AM 15,972 Views 47 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 26,488 Views 26 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Sep 27th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,624 Views 37 Comments

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
# DOWN THE LINE
# DOWN THE LINE

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

Sep 26th 2017, 6:11 PM 36,161 Views 69 Comments

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
# Internal Migration
# Internal Migration

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

Sep 17th 2017, 7:00 AM 16,735 Views 59 Comments

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
# The Living Bog Project

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

Sep 15th 2017, 4:08 PM 14,377 Views 28 Comments

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
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

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

Aug 29th 2017, 7:10 PM 43,748 Views 122 Comments

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'
# Land Grab
# Land Grab

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

Jul 24th 2017, 9:01 PM 69,820 Views 121 Comments

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

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