Saturday 22 July 2017

Turning out the lights in rural Ireland again

'A report for the Government on the future of post offices, aimed at stemming losses at An Post, recommends the closure of 80 post offices, mainly in rural areas' (stock photo)
'A report for the Government on the future of post offices, aimed at stemming losses at An Post, recommends the closure of 80 post offices, mainly in rural areas' (stock photo)
Editorial

Editorial

Will the last person out of rural Ireland please turn out the lights?

That appears to be the attitude of the Government and institutions towards the future of the country outside the main urban areas around the east, south and west coast.

Every now and again, there is a well-meaning report produced which talks about the potential for the development of rural Ireland and proposes initiatives being undertaken to harness its assets.

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