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#rural ireland

# 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

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'

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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'

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

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

# rural-ireland - Friday 15 June, 2018

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

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

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

# rural-ireland - Thursday 10 May, 2018

# rural-ireland - Sunday 11 March, 2018

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland

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

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'

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

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

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

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'

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?

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

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

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 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

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'

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

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Column: 'There's nothing for me in Kerry, no job to move home for'

But living and working in Dublin comes at the price of feeling that I’m causing rural Ireland’s problems, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits

A new bill sponsored by Minister for Transport Shane Ross would see mandatory bans implemented for all drink drivers.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Elderly Connemara man had to wait 57 minutes on roadside for an ambulance

“Why doesn’t the HSE pull the finger out and give us the means to contribute fully,” Galway GP Peter Sloane said.

# rural-ireland - Monday 22 May, 2017

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty

42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'Nobody caused a fatality by having three glasses of Guinness drank' - Healy Rae argues against new drink-driving laws

Shane Ross rejected claims that the plan would negatively impact rural Ireland.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'No decision made': An Post respond to reports of 80 post office closures

This plays into a long debate about whether post offices are sustainable, and if not, how to make them more useful.

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