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National, Long-Term Plan Needed To Keep Rural Ireland Alive

A Longford/Westmeath election candidate is worried about the future of younger generations.

A Longford/Westmeath general election candidate says we need a national, long-term plan for rural Ireland.

Retired teacher Anna Kavanagh says the decline of rural areas is a direct result of government policy over the last 20 years.

The independent candidate says she's concerned for younger generations, who are unable to make a life for themselves in Ireland - with insecure employment and a shortage of housing.

She says inter-party bickering needs to stop and politicians have to co-operate to find solutions:

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