Saturday 10 December 2016

And still no-one is shouting stop as rural Ireland struggles

Published 24/04/2015 | 02:30

The numbers out of a job tend to be much higher in the countryside than in more built-up areas, where employers want to locate
The numbers out of a job tend to be much higher in the countryside than in more built-up areas, where employers want to locate

Rural Ireland is under enormous economic pressure.

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Towns and villages outside the main cities are already reeling from the closure of bank branches, the threats to bus routes, the closure of garda stations and pubs shutting.

Here are some of the key issues facing communities outside the bigger urban areas. They explain why economic recovery is not being felt "down the country".

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