Tuesday October 20, 2020

FF accuses Humphreys of stoking rural-urban division

Rural Ireland needs to get “its share of the recovery”, Humphreys said

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
5th June, 2016
Minister for Rural Affairs Heather Humphreys Pic: RollingNews.ie

Minister for Rural Affairs Heather Humphreys has come under fire for asking government departments to “discriminate positively” towards rural Ireland.

The higher unemployment rate in rural Ireland and the closures of local Garda stations, schools and post offices were key issues in the general election. Humphreys has said that rural Ireland needs to get “its share of the recovery”.

However, Dublin Fianna Fáil spokesman John LaHarte TD expressed concern that the...

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