It is an irony, and a challenge, in a world where communications become more and more efficient and more accessible, that isolation and loneliness are holding more and more lives — possibly millions — in an unbreakable half-Nelson.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2019
A new exhibition reminds us how electric kitchen appliances revolutionised life for women in rural Ireland in the 1950s and ‘60s, in the wake of the ESB’s massive scheme of rural electrification from 1946 until as late as the 1970s, writes.
Sun, 21 Jul, 2019
The cost to benefit analysis modelling could have indicated we have to maintain efficiency at a “peak efficacy” through removal of small rural post offices. Letter communication and basic services are constrained. And so it was early in the 1970s around closures of small rural schools. Small communities were further reduced.
Sat, 26 Jan, 2019