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# rural - Sunday 5 June, 2022

€4.9 million contract announced for flights to the Aran Islands
# Aran Islands
# Aran Islands

€4.9 million contract announced for flights to the Aran Islands

Jun 5th 2022, 1:30 PM 22,129 Views 9 Comments

The contract ensures the provision of a direct service from the mainland to the two smaller islands, Inis Meáin and Inis Oirr.

# rural - Thursday 13 February, 2020

New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government

Feb 13th 2020, 10:40 AM 32,699 Views 36 Comments

The Rural Independent Group comprises Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Carol Nolan, Michael Healy-Rae and Danny Healy-Rae.

# rural - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Hitting the road in the unpredictable urban/rural battleground of Cork North-Central
# Pounding The Pavement
# Pounding The Pavement

Hitting the road in the unpredictable urban/rural battleground of Cork North-Central

Feb 6th 2020, 12:02 AM 18,663 Views 23 Comments

The constituency sees just two TDs seeking re-election, one of whom was elected only months ago.

# rural - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Clare Co Council looking at idea of 'autonomous cars' to address rural transport issues
# Thinking Big
# Thinking Big

Clare Co Council looking at idea of 'autonomous cars' to address rural transport issues

Mar 11th 2018, 7:45 AM 20,161 Views 34 Comments

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.

# rural - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'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 35,201 Views 62 Comments

A small village in Co Sligo, reminiscent of many others in Ireland, is fighting back.

# rural - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'Build it right and they will come': Visitors are flocking to this rural chocolate factory
# Ring Of Kerry
# Ring Of Kerry

'Build it right and they will come': Visitors are flocking to this rural chocolate factory

Dec 28th 2017, 8:15 PM 32,912 Views 13 Comments

We learned the secrets of how they come with up new flavours.

# rural - 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 26,696 Views 26 Comments

The government’s objective of delivering growth in rural areas still remains a challenge that remains to be overcome.

# rural - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Dublin adults over 10 times more likely to rely on public transport than those in rural areas
# On The Buses
# On The Buses

Dublin adults over 10 times more likely to rely on public transport than those in rural areas

Apr 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 7,491 Views 29 Comments

The report found that just one in 10 older adults in Ireland relied on public transport.

# rural - Monday 27 February, 2017

Man (20s) arrested over death of pensioner in Co Waterford
# Paddy Lyons
# Paddy Lyons

Man (20s) arrested over death of pensioner in Co Waterford

Feb 27th 2017, 5:45 PM 53,093 Views 39 Comments

The body of Paddy Lyons was discovered at his rural home.

# rural - Monday 19 September, 2016

Vast majority of IDA jobs in Dublin and Cork as rural counties fall behind
# Investment
# Investment

Vast majority of IDA jobs in Dublin and Cork as rural counties fall behind

Sep 19th 2016, 6:00 AM 7,615 Views 14 Comments

Newly-released figures show the vast amount of IDA-supported jobs are created in Dublin.

# rural - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Mungret: The small Irish town that went through revolutionary change
# Culture Night
# Culture Night

Mungret: The small Irish town that went through revolutionary change

Sep 15th 2016, 8:00 PM 19,427 Views 9 Comments

A talk on the parish will take place tomorrow night on Culture Night.

# rural - Sunday 8 May, 2016

I tried to do my normal job using broadband in rural Ireland. Here's how it went
# Challenge
# Challenge

I tried to do my normal job using broadband in rural Ireland. Here's how it went

May 8th 2016, 10:00 PM 48,086 Views 104 Comments

In short: it was painful.

'We're a first-world country with third or fourth-world infrastructure'
# Disconnected
# Disconnected

'We're a first-world country with third or fourth-world infrastructure'

May 8th 2016, 10:00 PM 38,007 Views 62 Comments

With the National Broadband Plan being delayed until 2022, the need for high-speed internet in places like Donegal only grows

# rural - Monday 25 April, 2016

Couple discovered dead in Limerick house took their own lives
# Inquest
# Inquest

Couple discovered dead in Limerick house took their own lives

Apr 25th 2016, 9:40 PM 39,122 Views 10 Comments

One of the couple was Julia Holmes, who was married to two other men when she tried to marry Thomas Ruttle.

# rural - Thursday 24 September, 2015

This rural village is about to get some of the fastest broadband in the country
# Fibre Optic Connectivity
# Fibre Optic Connectivity

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

Sep 24th 2015, 8:20 AM 25,274 Views 35 Comments

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
# Carrick-on-Shannon
# Carrick-on-Shannon

'Serious injury' avoided after pipe bomb is found in Leitrim

Jun 19th 2015, 2:44 PM 13,316 Views 15 Comments

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?
# Funding Leaders
# Funding Leaders

Over €220 million will be spent on rural programmes by 2020 - how much is your county getting?

May 24th 2015, 8:15 AM 13,862 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

May 3rd 2015, 3:00 PM 10,044 Views 7 Comments

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
# Pillows Of Cash
# Pillows Of Cash

Don't get enough sleep? Try getting rich

Apr 9th 2015, 4:10 PM 15,419 Views 22 Comments

It seems wealth has its privileges.

# rural - Saturday 28 February, 2015

You can rent this entire village for €700 a day
# Daft
# Daft

You can rent this entire village for €700 a day

Feb 28th 2015, 10:15 AM 27,003 Views 25 Comments

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
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

A community is taking to the streets today to stop its local bank from closing

Jan 23rd 2015, 6:50 AM 6,320 Views 23 Comments

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'
# Rural Affairs
# Rural Affairs

Minister: 'Seriously, we haven't forgotten about rural Ireland'

Jan 21st 2015, 4:45 PM 11,505 Views 51 Comments

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?
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Are rail lines with low passenger numbers facing closure unless numbers rise?

Jan 13th 2015, 12:31 PM 12,543 Views 63 Comments

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
# Support
# Support

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

Oct 3rd 2014, 3:55 PM 11,923 Views 0 Comments

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
# Safety First
# Safety First

Minister Coveney announces new service for bereaved farm families

Sep 24th 2014, 8:00 PM 7,096 Views 7 Comments

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
# Poverty
# Poverty

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

Sep 1st 2014, 7:55 AM 14,248 Views 41 Comments

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
# Expired
# Expired

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

Aug 8th 2014, 9:10 AM 16,826 Views 96 Comments

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
# Bus Eireann
# Bus Eireann

Bus Éireann faces criticism over new online payment system

Jul 22nd 2014, 3:00 PM 11,969 Views 32 Comments

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
# Rural Towns
# Rural Towns

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

Jun 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 548 Views 17 Comments

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

Kilkenny, Loughrea and Ardee up next to become fibre towns
# Right Connections
# Right Connections

Kilkenny, Loughrea and Ardee up next to become fibre towns

Jun 5th 2014, 11:54 AM 7,488 Views 22 Comments

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
# Health Risk
# Health Risk

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

Jun 5th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,710 Views 83 Comments

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
# Transport
# Transport

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

May 20th 2014, 3:32 PM 8,977 Views 36 Comments

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
# Just The Ticket
# Just The Ticket

Varadkar 'loves' trains - and won't be closing 'dozens' of rural lines

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:55 PM 9,067 Views 71 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job

Jan 8th 2014, 10:27 AM 5,689 Views 37 Comments

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
# Country Roads
# Country Roads

80km speed limit on country roads to be scrapped

Nov 21st 2013, 3:05 PM 28,223 Views 108 Comments

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
# Stress
# Stress

Sharp increase in suicidal farmers calling helpline over financial troubles

Nov 7th 2013, 3:42 PM 7,506 Views 33 Comments

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
# Agri Accidents

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"

Apr 28th 2013, 8:00 AM 18,888 Views 6 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Calls for rural schools to be protected

Apr 1st 2013, 3:13 PM 6,637 Views 33 Comments

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
# Transport
# Transport

"No plans" to abolish Rural Transport Scheme

Feb 23rd 2013, 9:45 AM 3,966 Views 13 Comments

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
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Council sends letter to Minister calling for drink-driving limit to be relaxed

Jan 29th 2013, 1:14 PM 8,882 Views 99 Comments

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.

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