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The Minister for Rural and Community Development and Social Protection says progress is being made in the rollout of broadband to rural areas across the north west.   Minister Heather Humphreys speaking to ocean FM yesterday acknowledged that issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in slow progress being…

A Sligo Leitrim TD is warning that there is a growing cocaine pandemic in every rural parish in the country.   Sligo Leitrim TD Martin Kenny is the Sein Fein Spokesperson on justice and equality.   Deputy Kenny has been reacting to the claims of addiction counsellors who says that…

People will be offered money to move to rural Ireland under a new plan. In a major push to decentralise, tax breaks are set to be offered for people working from home. Planning permissions in rural Ireland are set to be examined while vacant buildings will be refurbished into remote…

  A local Councillor has dismissed suggestions that people building new homes in rural Ireland will have to cover the cost of connecting to the new National Broadband Plan.   The Sunday Business recently reported that a cost of 5,000 would be charged for such a connection.   Communications Minister…

A Sligo Leitrim TD has accused the government of neither being genuine or enthusiastic about developing rural Ireland.   Local Sinn Fein TD Martin Kenny says the lack of ministers from the local region shows those living in rural Ireland just how big of a priority they are in the…

The Green Party candidate in Sligo/Leitrim says the current farming model is not working. Blaithin Gallagher was speaking after the launch of her party’s manifesto for rural Ireland. She says farm families are the backbone of rural Ireland. https://filedn.com/lglCaxamfnlV2gaMY6rU7tH/News%20Clips%202019/blaithin%20farming%2028.mp3