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Pat Shortt's new drama explores how families deal with emigration and cancer
'An invasion of a place I grew up in, where I always felt safe' - Farmers speak of trauma after thefts
Fox hunting on JobBridge? Joan Burton says her hands are tied
Healy Rae on drink driving, 'If a person goes out and has a little drink, they're hurting no one'
Dublin won't save rural Ireland, it needs to grow up and be allowed to save itself
Aaron McKenna
'Grotesque and appalling': War of words erupts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil
Two counties have had fewer visits from Government Ministers than one Dublin hotel in 2015
Look at them now: This rural town has turned its fortunes around after last year's blow
Cathal O’Donoghue
Over €220 million will be spent on rural programmes by 2020 - how much is your county getting?
Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland
A rural town has a racism problem, but is fighting it
Tight security as Enda's Fine Gael homecoming opens with a warning
A community is taking to the streets today to stop its local bank from closing
Are rail lines with low passenger numbers facing closure unless numbers rise?
Here are the 44 primary schools that now only have one teacher
Heart-breaking new video shows the devastating effect of farm deaths
If your phone photos were developed by a 1980s Irish country chemist...
This is what the government's National Broadband Plan for rural Ireland looks like
'You wouldn't see this on Father Ted' - Why bad broadband is hurting rural Ireland
Rural Ireland: 'The life has gone out of it. Even 20 or 30 jobs would give the place a lift'
Young farmers add their support for gay marriage ahead of referendum
GAA fans warned not to attach flags to ESB poles ahead of All-Ireland finals
Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years.
Opinion: Rural Ireland is tough and resilient – but it needs more support
Cathal O’Donoghue
Abandoned: Haunting snapshots of a life once lived in rural Ireland
Rural Ireland's dodgy broadband is going to get sorted according to the Communications Minister
Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution
Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’
Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation
More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights
Healy-Rae wants debate on expanding gun ownership in Ireland
Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland
Gerard Barrett
Column: It's time to tackle decline in rural Ireland
John Verling
Council sends letter to Minister calling for drink-driving limit to be relaxed
Column: Dubliners should pay more property tax - here's why...
Frank Convery
Here's how the world reacted to the Kerry drink-driving story
Government dismisses Healy-Rae's bid to relax drink-driving limit in rural areas
Kerry councillors back plan to allow drink-driving 'in moderation'
Campaigners seek Ward Union hunt to be reinstated
Column: ‘A little girl in rural Ireland’ – My experience growing up transgender