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#rural ireland

# rural-ireland - Monday 1 August, 2022

Opinion: Remote working could be a game changer for local towns in these uncertain times
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Opinion: Remote working could be a game changer for local towns in these uncertain times

Aug 1st 2022, 8:00 PM 22,786 Views 18 Comments

John Evoy of Grow Remote says remote working should be central to plans to future-proof rural Ireland.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 21 July, 2022

AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach
# Cashless Banks
# Cashless Banks

AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 4:11 PM 30,891 Views 89 Comments

The branches will no longer offer cash or cheque services and if they have an ATM outside, it will be removed.

# rural-ireland - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Dáil turf wars: Eamon Ryan seeks to unite coalition against Sinn Féin motion
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Dáil turf wars: Eamon Ryan seeks to unite coalition against Sinn Féin motion

Apr 26th 2022, 9:46 AM 45,130 Views 81 Comments
  • The government insists there is no outright ban and that there are exemptions to the regulations.
  • Several coalition TDs have expressed concern about what the rules would mean for rural areas.
  • Sinn Fein calls the new rules "unfair and unworkable".

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
# Turf Wars
# Turf Wars

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,744 Views 112 Comments

Concerns were raised about turf not being available for sale in shops, particularly given the energy crisis and rising inflation.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain
# WiFi
# WiFi

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain

Jan 27th 2022, 4:15 PM 14,862 Views 40 Comments

National Broadband Ireland told an Oireachtas committee that issues have arisen with the rollout that are “beyond our direct control”.

# rural-ireland - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Old schools, cinemas and vacant buildings to be re-vamped into work hubs and community spaces
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Old schools, cinemas and vacant buildings to be re-vamped into work hubs and community spaces

Jan 6th 2022, 3:58 PM 25,793 Views 26 Comments

The aim of the funding is to target dereliction in towns and villages in rural Ireland.

# rural-ireland - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
# Road To Nowhere
# Road To Nowhere

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 16,878 Views 24 Comments

“We continue to build more roads and widen more roads and the congestion doesn’t improve the traffic, it just fills the extra space that’s created.”

# rural-ireland - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Minister hits out at rural TDs for heckling during Climate Action Bill speech
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Minister hits out at rural TDs for heckling during Climate Action Bill speech

Apr 21st 2021, 8:11 PM 45,030 Views 64 Comments

TDs from the Rural Independent Group have criticised the bill, accusing the government of ignoring the people of rural Ireland.

# rural-ireland - Monday 29 March, 2021

Rural Ireland: Plans for remote working hubs, community pubs and 'financial supports' to encourage relocation
# Rural Future
# Rural Future

Rural Ireland: Plans for remote working hubs, community pubs and 'financial supports' to encourage relocation

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 4:30 PM 51,159 Views 60 Comments
  • Plans for 400 remote working facilities throughout Ireland
  • Financial supports in Budget 2022 to encourage people to live in rural areas
  • A pilot scheme to use of rural pubs as community spaces

# rural-ireland - Monday 1 March, 2021

'Ripping commercial heart from Provincial Ireland': Political opprobrium descends on BOI closures
# Shuttered
# Shuttered

'Ripping commercial heart from Provincial Ireland': Political opprobrium descends on BOI closures

Mar 1st 2021, 12:26 PM 23,263 Views 47 Comments

Unions have also asked the bank to halt the decision.

# 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 32,350 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 16,600 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 12,796 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 88,718 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 14,082 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 10,478 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 91,941 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 20,763 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 34,567 Views 50 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 51,320 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 35,196 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 44,873 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 39,951 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 8,205 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 15,211 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 15,670 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 22,055 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 21,390 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 58,910 Views 63 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 64,643 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 45,668 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 10,120 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 1,485 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 14,087 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 95,518 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 19,698 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 118,571 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 20,880 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 10,748 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 35,216 Views 62 Comments

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

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