SJI report highlights challenges to be addressed in rural Ireland

A new report shows the many challenges people in rural Ireland are facing.

Published by Social Justice Ireland, the report finds that rural areas have an older population, higher rates of part time employment and that it can take 3 to 7 times longer to get to needed services compared to their urban counterparts.

These are just some of the findings in the first part of their ‘Election 2020 Briefing’.

The independent ‘think tank’ says that candidates need to focus on these aspects, and more, to help improve the lives of people.

Michelle Murphy, Research and Policy Analyst with Social Justice Ireland, says that Donegal and Leitrim are among the lowest income comuties in the country.

While there are problems, Michelle highlights the facts that there are solutions.