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Rural Development

Issues relating to depopulation,changing demographic, rural services, new rural development strategy, natural resources, rural development funding, under- employment, investment in local communities are discussed in the podcast. 

Commission for the Econonomic Development of Rural Areas report on Rural Ireland entitled 'Energising Ireland's Rural Economy' published in April 2014.

Dr Patricia O’Hara presented a paper at Social Justice Ireland's Social Policy Conference 2013 entitled ‘What Future for the Regions?’ The paper examines the regions during the boom and after the collapse and policy options for the future.

The paper is available to download below.

Dr Patricia O’Hara presented a paper at Social Justice Ireland's Social Policy Conference 2013 entitled ‘What Future for the Regions?’ The paper examines the regions during the boom and after the collapse and policy options for the future.

The paper is available here.

Presentation and Q & A are available to view below.

'What Future for the Regions?' - paper presented by Dr. Patricia O'Hara at Social Justice Ireland's social policy conference 2013 'A Future Worth Living For'.

The CSO Report ‘Regional Quality of Life in Ireland, 2013’ highlights some of the differences in income distribution, employment, education and housing between urban and rural areas. 

The CSO Report ‘Regional Quality of Life in Ireland, 2013’ highlights some of the differences in income distribution, employment, education and housing between urban and rural areas.

The impact of sustained high levels of unemployment and subsequent high levels of emigration among young people in rural communities cannot be overestimated. 

A Rural Perspective Seamus Boland

Some would say that inequality is more pronounced in times of wealth

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