rural life

Puck Fair and Kenmare Fair Day cancelled due to Covid-19

Puck Fair and Kenmare Fair Day cancelled due to Covid-19

There will be no livestock trading in the southwest this August following the cancellation of both the Puck Fair and...

July 28, 2021

Local communities in the west to benefit from SEAI energy grant

Local communities in the west to benefit from SEAI energy grant

A new partnership between the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Atlantic Seaboard North Climate Action Regional Office,...

June 28, 2021

Cancelled theory tests having ‘major impact’ on young people in rural areas

Cancelled theory tests having ‘major impact’ on young people in rural areas

Sinn Féin spokesperson on rural development Claire Kerrane has urged Taoiseach Micheál Martin to address the issue of cancellations and...

June 23, 2021

Post office network will ‘collapse’ without government support – Canney

Post office network will ‘collapse’ without government support – Canney

An independent west of Ireland TD has said that the post office network “is about to collapse and branch closures...

June 2, 2021

Lifelong contributor to cooperative movement honoured with award

Lifelong contributor to cooperative movement honoured with award

A ‘beyond outstanding’ lifelong contribution to the Irish cooperative movement, by Robert Carey (Inishowen Co-operative), has been recognised nationally with...

May 31, 2021

Man sent for trial in alleged assault case over animal dispute

Man sent for trial in alleged assault case over animal dispute

By Gordon Deegan A 70-year old Clare man, charged with assaulting his brother-in-law with an ash plant in a dispute...

May 19, 2021

UN Global Road Safety Week gets underway

UN Global Road Safety Week gets underway

The 6th Annual UN Global Road Safety Week begins today (Monday, May 17) and runs until Sunday, May 23. The...

May 17, 2021

Vacant homes in towns and villages could solve housing shortage – Canney

Vacant homes in towns and villages could solve housing shortage – Canney

An independent TD has said that vacant homes in towns and villages should be refurbished and utilised in an effort...

May 11, 2021

Government urged to tackle driving test backlog

Government urged to tackle driving test backlog

More than 98,000 people are currently waiting to sit their driving test, contributing to a 25-week backlog, while 54,000 are...

April 28, 2021

One-off rural housing ‘vital’ for rural Ireland’s survival – Canney

One-off rural housing ‘vital’ for rural Ireland’s survival – Canney

Independent TD, Seán Canney has defended the principle of ‘one-off’ rural housing as a way of help villages survive. One-off...

April 27, 2021

Clare farmer found ‘not guilty’ of damage to mother’s home

Clare farmer found ‘not guilty’ of damage to mother’s home

By Gordon Deegan A west Clare farmer who caused €55,814 worth of damage to his 80-year-old mother’s house, today (Thursday...

April 22, 2021

Court hears farmer allegedly caused €50,000 worth of damage to his mother’s home

Court hears farmer allegedly caused €50,000 worth of damage to his mother’s home

By Gordon Deegan A 53-year old west Clare farmer caused over €50,000 worth of damage to his mother’s home with...

April 20, 2021

‘Parkinson’s disease saw me change from suckler farming to calf-to-beef’ enterprise

‘Parkinson’s disease saw me change from suckler farming to calf-to-beef’ enterprise

A Co. Cork farmer with Parkinson’s disease is upbeat about living with the fastest-growing neurological disease worldwide, despite having to...

April 10, 2021

Macra na Feirme raises planning delays issue with Taoiseach and minister

Macra na Feirme raises planning delays issue with Taoiseach and minister

Macra na Feirme has outlined concerns regarding planning delays, and the resultant implications which affect young farmers investing in their industry at a meeting with An Taoiseach, Micheal...

April 9, 2021

Macra welcomes remote working focus in new rural policy

Macra welcomes remote working focus in new rural policy

Macra na Feirme has welcomed the new five-year rural policy that was published by the government this week, particularly the...

March 31, 2021

New rural policy ‘raises valid aspirations’

New rural policy ‘raises valid aspirations’

Farm organisations are continuing to react to the government’s new five-year Rural Development Policy, which was announced yesterday (Monday, March...

March 30, 2021

New rural policy ‘fundamentally deficient’ – ICMSA

New rural policy ‘fundamentally deficient’ – ICMSA

Following the publication of the government’s new five-year rural development policy – ‘Our Rural Future‘ – one farm organisation has...

March 30, 2021

New rural plan: What are the policy actions for agriculture?

New rural plan: What are the policy actions for agriculture?

Earlier today (Monday, March 29), the government revealed the ‘Our Rural Future‘ plan – a new five-year policy for rural...

March 29, 2021