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Last month
August 2023
New grant of €1,500 to help older farmers plan for the inheritance of their land
Farmers aged 60 and above will be eligible if they have been farming a minimum of three hectares of land for at least two years.
Last year
Guidelines for one-off homes in rural Ireland to go for public consultation before Christmas
The last guidelines on rural housing were issued in 2005.
€4.9 million contract announced for flights to the Aran Islands
The contract ensures the provision of a direct service from the mainland to the two smaller islands, Inis Meáin and Inis Oirr.
All time
New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government
The Rural Independent Group comprises Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Carol Nolan, Michael Healy-Rae and Danny Healy-Rae.
Hitting the road in the unpredictable urban/rural battleground of Cork North-Central
The constituency sees just two TDs seeking re-election, one of whom was elected only months ago.
Clare Co Council looking at idea of 'autonomous cars' to address rural transport issues
The council is exploring the concept of both an Uber-style system and the use of driverless cars and has gotten €25,000 in funding to do so.
'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.
'Build it right and they will come': Visitors are flocking to this rural chocolate factory
We learned the secrets of how they come with up new flavours.
'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.
Dublin adults over 10 times more likely to rely on public transport than those in rural areas
The report found that just one in 10 older adults in Ireland relied on public transport.
Man (20s) arrested over death of pensioner in Co Waterford
The body of Paddy Lyons was discovered at his rural home.
Vast majority of IDA jobs in Dublin and Cork as rural counties fall behind
Newly-released figures show the vast amount of IDA-supported jobs are created in Dublin.
Mungret: The small Irish town that went through revolutionary change
A talk on the parish will take place tomorrow night on Culture Night.
I tried to do my normal job using broadband in rural Ireland. Here's how it went
In short: it was painful.
'We're a first-world country with third or fourth-world infrastructure'
With the National Broadband Plan being delayed until 2022, the need for high-speed internet in places like Donegal only grows
Couple discovered dead in Limerick house took their own lives
One of the couple was Julia Holmes, who was married to two other men when she tried to marry Thomas Ruttle.
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.
'Serious injury' avoided after pipe bomb is found in Leitrim
It was found in a woodland area this morning.
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.
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.
Don't get enough sleep? Try getting rich
It seems wealth has its privileges.
You can rent this entire village for €700 a day
You get the deputy mayorship, as well.
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.
Minister: 'Seriously, we haven't forgotten about rural Ireland'
Ann Phelan is travelling to Brussels today to meet with Phil Hogan.
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.
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.
Minister Coveney announces new service for bereaved farm families
So far this year 20 people have died in farming accidents.
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.
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.
Bus Éireann faces criticism over new online payment system
Concerns are mounting about rural users facing difficulties with the service.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"
Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.
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.