Rural Ireland. Is there any point?

Schuhart

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Article here
'The gap in household income in Dublin versus rural Ireland is widening'

The government’s objective of delivering growth in rural areas still remains a challenge that remains to be overcome.
I don't understand why this is a challenge to be overcome, as distinct from a reality to be finally accepted. Taking the conclusion from the final report
https://www.teagasc.ie/media/website/publications/2017/The-Local-Impact-of-the-Economic-Recovery.pdf

Rural areas with a higher quality of life but lower wages can attract and hold onto workers and their families.
Our rural areas are relatively cheap to live in. They still don't hold on to population.

Which points to a reality that we struggle with. Rural Ireland is a pretty dismal place, with a poor quality of life. People choose to leave. Let's accept that, and help them.
 


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Article hereI don't understand why this is a challenge to be overcome, as distinct from a reality to be finally accepted. Taking the conclusion from the final reportOur rural areas are relatively cheap to live in. They still don't hold on to population.

Which points to a reality that we struggle with. Rural Ireland is a pretty dismal place, with a poor quality of life. People choose to leave. Let's accept that, and help them.
Where do you think the bulk of your food comes from?
 

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Article hereI don't understand why this is a challenge to be overcome, as distinct from a reality to be finally accepted. Taking the conclusion from the final reportOur rural areas are relatively cheap to live in. They still don't hold on to population.

Which points to a reality that we struggle with. Rural Ireland is a pretty dismal place, with a poor quality of life. People choose to leave. Let's accept that, and help them.
Are you posting this in Dublin?
 

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Rural Ireland. Is there any point?

Trips from the city?
 

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Article hereI don't understand why this is a challenge to be overcome, as distinct from a reality to be finally accepted. Taking the conclusion from the final reportOur rural areas are relatively cheap to live in. They still don't hold on to population.

Which points to a reality that we struggle with. Rural Ireland is a pretty dismal place, with a poor quality of life. People choose to leave. Let's accept that, and help them.
A good OP- de Valera had it right - if you want the benefits of a rural life you have to accept frugality.

Countryside should be lightly populated - especially as farming has become so mechanised as to need a relatively small labour force and the day of small farms has more or less gone. And of course preserving that will benefit tourism, a major cash crop. But people want to have their cake and eat it - Rural Ireland is to become one giant suburb, bungalows and mansions galore with people commuting.
 

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Some really dismal places in rural Ireland.....................

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Article hereI don't understand why this is a challenge to be overcome, as distinct from a reality to be finally accepted. Taking the conclusion from the final reportOur rural areas are relatively cheap to live in. They still don't hold on to population.

Which points to a reality that we struggle with. Rural Ireland is a pretty dismal place, with a poor quality of life. People choose to leave. Let's accept that, and help them.
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Wascurito

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The scattered housing thing doesn't work. People can have rurality while living in small villages where services such as transport, internet broadband etc. could be delivered at a far higher standard.
 

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Parts of Rural Ireland are beautiful, but they need to stop the one-off housing, it ruins the landscape, leads to isolation/security issues & makes it expensive to provide services.
 

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Replace "Rural" with "Northern" and you have a thread.
 

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Rural Ireland should be concentrated in farm houses for the farming community and accommodation only in villages and towns for others who may work in the community.

Instead we have houses and bungalows up and down every boreen. Cars galore always going somewhere other than their own townland.

Why is this?

Rural Ireland is dying on its feet outside the touristy areas really. Villages and towns have been bypassed, no work, so naturally everyone heads to the metropolis of East,West or South. No wonder towns and villages look a bit lost now.

It must be the lure of a free "site" on the homeplace that means houses are dotted everywhere with nothing around them.

But they are there. And will be there for a long time.

My OH lived in rural NW and could not wait to get away from it, site or no site, well there was NO site because refused to stay in the hellhole that was halfway up a mountain and the weather was terrible all the time, and the nearest town of any note was 20 miles away. Yet around that home place are haciendas galore. I don't know what they do at all.

I'd go nuts down the country, a couple of visits a year for both of us is enough to exhale on the road out back to the Shmoke. Whew.

Each to their own though. Mind you I do resent the fact that a % of our LPT goes to these rural LA's. That is so ridiculous. Why are we supporting those who want a tarmacced road up a laneway and all the associated stuff that the LA provides, but they don't pay enough for!

Ok rant over. For now.
 

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Do not know about Rural Ireland, but Rural Wexford of this parish is far from pointless..:cool:
 

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Can we merge this thread with the one about shoppers running away as gangs of scumbags run riot in the middle of the day in sh1t hole Dublin.
 

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Being honest - Abroad
The point to remember here is that even the food produced abroad comes from rural environments - obviously things like rice and many fruits and vegetables have to be imported but Ireland is self sufficient in most of the staples, and in value terms exports considerably more than it imports.

https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/agri-foodindustry/tradeimportsexports/
Irish self-sufficiency in cereals increases - Agriland
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/half-of-nations-food-bill-goes-on-imported-goods-26871990.html
 


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