‘Rural Ireland’ Is Far From Dead

‘Rural Ireland’ has the ability to become an economically powerful region in its own right, according to the director of one of the region’s key funding agencies which covers the Midlands region. With its key strengths of people, energy and resources connected, David Minton, director of the Northern & Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) believes that […]

EU Commission: Ireland Still A Nation Of Rural Dwellers

Ireland has one of the highest shares of people (42%) living in rural areas of almost any other EU country. On average only 27% of EU citizens now live in rural areas with a low of 7% in Malta followed by 12% in the United Kingdom. 35% of Ireland’s population live in cities compared to […]

IFA Call For Scrap Metal Compliance Scheme To Control Metal Theft

IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Pat Farrell has called for the immediate introduction of a metal compliance scheme, similar to those operated by REPAK, IFFPG and WEE Ireland, to address the escalating problem of metal theft in rural Ireland. Mr. Farrell said, “In recent months’ householders in Limerick were left without a phone service […]

Farmers Keep Informed – Follow @Ifamedia On Twitter

For all of the latest news and information on farming and rural issues follow the Irish Farmers’ Association’s Twitter account @IFAmedia.  IFA Regional Press & Web Comms Officer Morag Devins said “an IFA Twitter account has been established to provide farmers and countryside dwellers with instant news, policies and market prices.” She said “farmers spend […]

Rural Broadband Scheme Announced by Minister Rabbitte

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte today announced a new Rural Broadband Scheme which aims to identify the remaining individual premises in rural Ireland that are unable to obtain a broadband service and to provide a service to those premises where requested. This Scheme will be carried out in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and […]

Minister Ryan announces new Government support price for bio-energy

– New price will allow connection of over 200 MegaWatts of renewable electricity to the national grid – Businesses can produce their own electricity and sell surplus to the grid – Price will be a boost to the rural economy Energy Minister Eamon Ryan today announced the Government’s new support price structure for bio-energy i.e. […]