Rural Ireland needs broadband rollout and climate action now

The combination of improved broadband and a renewed focus on local produce could revitalised communities

8th December, 2019
Rural Ireland needs broadband rollout and climate action now
The roll-out of broadband, though long overdue, is reason for optimism

Auctioneers are a microcosm typifying enterprise in rural Ireland; their issues are community issues, their success or otherwise tend to be a weather vane, generally mirroring the economic well-being of their communities.

I heard Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, at the recent broadband launch and contract signing say “broadband is the key to business”. That is true, but for people who live outside the pale, broadband is the future of...

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