My family won't leave the village and FFFG has carpet-bombed rural Ireland so badly with austerity there's no hope of a future.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.