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Damien's Diary

Opinions on rural Ireland, sport and current affairs from RTÉ Countrywide presenter Damien O'Reilly.
Maybe it is only now that the mass expansion of suburban Dublin is being felt in the towns and villages of rural Ireland, but we need to appreciate that this is an unstoppable force
By Damien O'Reilly on 08 March 2018
When it comes to public service broadcasting it is crystal clear our remit in terms of objectivity and fairness, writes Damien O'Reilly. One thing is sure, you don't get into journalism for popularity
By Damien O'Reilly on 01 March 2018
What I would love to know is how do people get the time to farm, eat, sleep, read, and interact with their family if their head is always buried in the phone?
By Damien O'Reilly on 22 February 2018
Throughout the 1980s, growing up in the south, Damien O'Reilly can't remember many news bulletins that didn't start with what was happening up north.
By Damien O'Reilly on 15 February 2018
Farmers, from my observations, seem generally slow in promoting what they do. They are, by nature, shy. Head down. Tell nobody anything. Steer clear of hassle, writes Damien O'Reilly
By Damien O'Reilly on 08 February 2018
If we all turned vegan tomorrow, how much would it cost to make affected farmers redundant and who’d pay for it? Damien O'Reilly ponders our carnivorous ways
By Damien O'Reilly on 01 February 2018
As we know every gambling addiction begins with one small bet, writes Damien O'Reilly. From there it's a slippery slope to lying and stealing to fund the addiction.
By Damien O'Reilly on 25 January 2018
I love my job and I am very proud of where I work, but bizarrely I don’t like being recognised like that, albeit the very rare amount of times it happens, writes Damien O'Reilly
By Damien O'Reilly on 18 January 2018
Traffic is getting worse and worse and the time is coming soon when car will be all but prohibited from Dublin city centre, writes Damien O'Reilly
By Damien O'Reilly on 11 January 2018
I wonder if some of the millennial generation, with such a choice of entertainment at their fingertips, have ever watched conventional television
By Damien O'Reilly on 04 January 2018
I think for most of my generation who bother to go to mass, it’s more of a routine or to feel good rather than feeling an obligation to go, writes Damien O'Reilly as he ponders on his faith.
By Damien O'Reilly on 28 December 2017
Damien O'Reilly remembers his Christmases as a child on the family farm in Ballyjamesduff.
By Damien O'Reilly on 21 December 2017
9 acres with house and cabins ...
New in stock,Guttler Greenmaster 3 meter. Ideal for reseeding and stitching ...
Good tyres, new clutch & hydraulic pump. Rossmore loader ...

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