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Minister for Transport Shane Ross will announce 50 ‘drink link’ bus routes across the country later this week. The service will bring people to and from their local pubs in a bid to combat rural isolation and connect communities. The new routes will be in operation in 19 counties and…

A late night rural bus service is being planned for 15 counties with Donegal being one of them. The proposed extended service will be on existing routes while it is being piloted, and is under active consideration by the Transport Minister. Fine Gael has developed the plan with Local Link…

A new west of Ireland volunteer group wants a ‘Community Car’ to be set up in rural areas in an effort to stop people drinking and driving. It’s one of a number of proposals to be made at the Ireland’s Volunteer and Designated Drivers Association national conference in Roscommon today.…

Drugs are a problem in all parts of Sligo and Leitrim not just in urban areas. That’s according to the head of the Sligo Leitrim Divisional Drugs Unit who says it’s now a nationwide problem and can no longer be linked uniquely to towns and cities. Speaking to Ocean FM…

The Minister for Rural Affairs says if so many people were not shopping online more rural retailers would be able to remain open. Fine Gael Minister Michael Ring was asked about the government’s plan for rural Ireland while on a visit to Sligo over the weekend. He hit out at…