Farming organisations are urging their members to use their votes in the forthcoming referendums. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leading farming and rural organisations are not making recommendations on how their members should vote in the referendums on marriage equality a(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell: suggested “accident-free days” notices

Leading GAA figures should be used to promote farm safety, the Seanad public consultation committee has heard. The committee also heard suggestions f(...)

Muintir na Tíre chief executive Niall Garvey said it was amazing that there was no national policy for rural Ireland.  “There have been white papers, strategies and so on, but there is no national policy as to where we see rural Ireland, what we think it should be like, how we get there and what are the services needed to support that. Where is the line in the sand beyond which we are not going to cut any more of those services?” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

An alliance of organisations has vowed to make rural Ireland an election issue as their Save Rural Ireland campaign gets off the ground.Muintir na Tír(...)

Dóirín Ó Murchú: reporter, writer, historian and musician

Dóirín Mhic Mhurchú, who has died aged 84, was a regular voice on Raidió na Gaeltachta through the 70s and 80s. She reported on matches around Waterfo(...)

Gerry King (left) from Dunleer, Co Louth, ploughing in the senior horse section, watched by his son Gerard  at the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Eric Luke 2:39

There is nothing like this. Nothing. Here, you get the real deal. This is the mood your vintage oilcloth artisan types strive to evoke in their carefu(...)

Working life: Lucy Carty, in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

In conversation with Rosita Boland: Lucy Carty, 103, was born in May 1910, the eldest of nine children. Only one of her siblings survives. Her (...)

ICA Bootcamp: The entertainment series is no longer on RTÉ, but it is being sold overseas as ‘Granny Bootcamp’

“This is where we show off our wares,” says Edel Edwards, head of programme sale for RTÉ Global, of the MIPTV marketplace, which is held every Apri(...)

Sandy Kelly is a singer who has been on stage since the age of three in with her family. She worked with showbands, represented Ireland in the 1982 Eu(...)

The rural suicide intervention initiative is being led by Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre. Photograph: Pieta House

A campaign to reduce the incidence of suicide in rural communities will be launched tomorrow and is thought to be the biggest initiative of its kin(...)