Closures: 140 Garda stations were closed nationwide in 2012-13. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The death of 62-year-old John O’Donoghue, who suffered a heart attack after discovering intruders at his home in Doon, Co Limerick, has reignited the (...)

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(...)

It has been estimated there will be 300,000 extra milking cows on farms here within five years. Photograph: The Irish Times

Could 2015 be the year rural Ireland begins to bounce back? Traffic on the M50 surpasses pre-recession levels, but rural towns are still waiting for g(...)

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Negative publicity over pay and pensions at charitable organisations earlier this year has “significantly affected” fundraising, which can no longe(...)