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Self-reliance is what will help rural Ireland deal with its many woes

20th January, 2019
Postmaster Ann Moran is hugged by a customer on the last day of business at the post office in Ballindine in Co MayoKeith Heneghan

I began to wonder lately whether I’d been missing something. There I was, ensconced in the heart of Ireland, and convinced that not only was it a great place to live, it was in fact the only place to live.

Halfway between Dublin and Galway, and only a couple of hours’ drive from Belfast – what more could anyone want?

But it was only when earlier this year I made a couple...

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