Country roads: Meet the families swapping the big smoke for fresh air
In recent months, the challenges facing rural Ireland have materialised in quick succession - the delay in the National Broadband Plan, the proposed closure of over 100 rural post offices nationwide and the anxiety around the prospect of a no-deal Brexit and its implications for the agri-food sector. Despite the gloom and doom, there are some brave souls who choose to flee from city streets and all their amenities to quieter, greener environs and a more tranquil life.
- 'My birth mother came up to me. Her hands were close to her chest and she was bawling' - Woman (25) adopted by Irish family
- All dogs go to heaven: 'I miss her every day. I sniff her bed and her collar and cry most days'
- Peek Inside: This completely refurbished €1.495m Rathgar home is 'a dream come true'