East Clare Councillor Says Plan Needed To Combat Rural Isolation During Pandemic

An East Clare Councillor says a co-ordinated approach is needed from the local authority and others to assist those in rural communities who are struggling with the fallout of lockdown.

It comes after local representatives have discussed reviewing the county’s Rural Development Strategy.

While the pandemic has seen an upsurge in people working from home in rural areas of Clare, Maghera-based Fianna Fail Councillor Pat Hayes believes it’s also seen an increase in the number of people struggling with isolation and financial issues.


He says a new approach may be needed to address problems arising from the pandemic.