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This year
Here are the towns that have been given funding to tackle dereliction and boost tourism
The Irish hotel: From the foundation of the GAA to a battleground in Ireland's refugee crisis
What is the 'community-owned' hotel model being considered for Roscrea, and how would it work?
Locals in a Co Monaghan border village that set up a community-owned hotel say it saved the area after years of emigration and the Troubles.
Vacant sites in villages including garda stations and schools to be renovated under new scheme
Last year
Remote working: 'It has the potential to end the commute, which is getting worse'
Joanne Mangan
Some aspects of proposed Nature Restoration Law 'go too far' says Taoiseach
Holly Cairns says she'll talk to all parties after next election but 'change' is in the air
67 new or enhanced bus services across Ireland have been announced
Women go on trial accused of trafficking two Brazilian women to work as prostitutes
All time
Guidelines for one-off homes in rural Ireland to go for public consultation before Christmas
Opinion: Remote working could be a game changer for local towns in these uncertain times
John Evoy
AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach
Dáil turf wars: Eamon Ryan seeks to unite coalition against Sinn Féin motion
Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain
Old schools, cinemas and vacant buildings to be re-vamped into work hubs and community spaces
Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
Minister hits out at rural TDs for heckling during Climate Action Bill speech
Rural Ireland: Plans for remote working hubs, community pubs and 'financial supports' to encourage relocation
'Ripping commercial heart from Provincial Ireland': Political opprobrium descends on BOI closures
Taoiseach: 'There's nothing I would like better right now than a pint in a rural pub in the west of Ireland'
Green Party 'must keep fighting' for green change around the Cabinet table, says Catherine Martin
National Broadband Plan: Government sets aside €1 million for legal fees
A sense of being 'left behind': Emigration and isolation in one rural Irish town
'Significant interest' expected as first National Broadband tender issued
'Sheep-shearing and horse racing': Photography exhibition offers insight into the Ireland of yesteryear
'We deeply regret the hurt this has caused': Eamon Ryan says he does not want to restrict cars in rural Ireland
Fear and isolation in rural Mayo: 'It’s something no policeman could do anything about. It’s a horrible, terrible thing'
Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration
Saoirse McHugh
Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency
'They can't believe how we lived' - How electricity cut down the drudgery of life in rural Ireland
'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal
'Beyond the Pale': Ross lobbied by publicans, politicians to pivot on zero tolerance drink driving laws
'It's a disgrace that it will take that long': Opposition TDs criticise 7-year timeline for rural broadband
Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan
New app will use reports from members of public to track movement of criminals
Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem
'We're working on it': Taoiseach admits there are unacceptable delays in driving test wait times
Nearly 1,000 civil servants apply to leave Dublin
Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade