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The Taoiseach has hit back at Fianna Fail TD Marc MacSharry accusing him of coming into the Dail chamber week after week with the same negative rhetoric on rural Ireland. Enda Kenny, himself a rural TD, made the comments in response to a number of questions on the situation facing…

In planning for what Ireland needs over the next 20 years, Minister Simon Coveney says the government will get it right this time. He was speaking in Sligo for the regional launch of the Ireland 2040 National Framework Plan which sets out how the country might be developed during the…

The head of Irish Rural Link says regional development is the only way to protect rural Ireland. CEO of the organisation Seamus Boland says Dublin is now in crisis and the government has to develop natural ‘regions’ such as a tourism region in the north west. He has made the…

A broadening of services offered is needed to make rural post offices viable. That’s the belief of Tomas Walsh, a member of the save Ballygawley post office committee. There is a threat of closure hanging over the post office there following the recent death postmaster Colm McTiernan. An Post has…

Rural Ireland needs to be made more appealing for people to live in once again. That’s the view of Sinn Fein TD Martin Kenny. With up to 300 post offices nationwide threatened with closure the Sligo/Leitrim TD says it highlights the slow death of Rural Ireland. One of those post…