On MidWeek this week – If you’re living in a big town or city, everything is right on your doorstep. But what if your nearest neighbour and shop is miles away and you could go a whole day without speaking to anyone? Do city people have any idea what life is really like in rural Ireland? That’s MidWeek: Rural Isolation, Wednesday at 10 on 3 and 3 player.
Watch Wednesday at 22.30, Catch-up on 3player.
We discuss the rise of rural gangs, new Irish citizenship and the increasing problem with high blood pressure in Ireland.
Live weekly show that looks at the human stories behind the headlines as well as providing a platform for local issues to be addressed nationally.
Broadcaster Tom McGurk and journalist Michael Clifford join us to talk about the emergence of wind turbines, and the families in the Midlands rallying against them.