Rural communities are being left behind
Rural communities are struggling with stripped down services, bank closures, post office and Garda station closures, lack of broadband connectivity and the ever present threat of rural crime.
A two tier recovery has developed, where growth is concentrated in certain areas. Government decisions are ultimately damaging the attraction of living and working in rural areas.
The European Commission has confirmed that “regional imbalances across the country remain in investment, economic growth, competitiveness and innovation”.