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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.
'A massive black mark on Ireland' - Calls for review of planning laws after Apple scraps Athenry plan
Planning delays have scuppered the plans.
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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?
Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
Shane Ross: 'People want me to come to the Bus Éireann dispute with money. I have none to offer'
The Transport Minister rejected all calls to intervene in the dispute.
'Only a Dub would bring this in': Rural Ireland angry with plan for drink drivers to get automatic ban
Publicans say this will close down pubs in rural Ireland.
A startup incubator is coming to Shannon as part of the government's plan for rural Ireland
Ministers have promised to deliver 135,000 jobs to regional areas by 2020.
'I am not scaremongering': Bus Eireann boss warns all jobs could be lost if drastic action not taken
Bus Eireann workers have said industrial action remains on the cards.
'Resurrecting Ireland's villages': The new plan to get people to return home to rural Ireland
The government’s Action Plan on Rural Development is being launched today in Longford.
'It's the lifeblood of the community': Protest as rural post office to shut next week
It is one of 500 post offices deemed to be economically unviable.
Controversial plan for hundreds of pylons in rural Ireland has been given the go-ahead
The plan had been widely criticised by people living in the area.
7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland
The government’s plan to speed up and deliver broadband services has been repeatedly delayed.
'We couldn't go home for five months after the floods. We're in fear it could happen again'
Fianna Fáil are calling for a UK-style flood insurance scheme to be introduced here.
Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.'
We are a country renowned for our innovation and problem solving. Let’s fix Rural Ireland, writes David Minton.
Should we invest to make our post offices more important? Some rural TDs think so
A Dáil bill will be debated on Wednesday
"We still have a long way to go" - does a stigma still apply to being gay in rural Ireland?
A new documentary, The Only Gay in the Village, explores the reality for gay people living in Ireland’s rural areas.
Tillage farmers in Ireland are 'stressed, anguished and in pain' after a bad harvest year
Hundreds of farmers, particularly those along the West coast, have been badly hit by heavy rainfall this summer, which has seen much of their crop yields destroyed.
Sputniks and brown bread: The story of one day during Ireland's rural electrification scheme
“What in God’s name will I do if that electric yoke won’t bake brown bread?”
Pat Shortt's new drama explores how families deal with emigration and cancer
Shortt said he thinks Smalltown will create the ‘water-cooler chat’ that TV series such as Love/Hate and Charlie have in the past.
'An invasion of a place I grew up in, where I always felt safe' - Farmers speak of trauma after thefts
Buyers are being urged to ensure dealers are reputable before they buy any farm vehicles or machinery.
Fox hunting on JobBridge? Joan Burton says her hands are tied
The minister says once it’s legal it’s fair game.
Healy Rae on drink driving, 'If a person goes out and has a little drink, they're hurting no one'
He added that people are surviving accidents now because cars are improving.
Dublin won't save rural Ireland, it needs to grow up and be allowed to save itself
We need to decentralise control of the purse strings, rather than government departments, writes Aaron McKenna.