The Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Mr. Sean Canney, TD, today (7 December 2018) launched a Call for Input Paper on Volunteering… Continue reading.
Realising our Rural Potential
The Department of Rural and Community Development has responsibility for promoting and facilitating long-term economic and social progress across rural Ireland. The Department is responsible for co-ordinating the Action Plan for Rural Development. Other key areas of responsibility include the implementation of the LEADER elements of the
Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and the delivery of a range of other schemes, including a Rural Recreation Scheme, the Rural Walks Scheme, a Town and Village Enhancement scheme and the CLÁR Programme. The oversight of preparations for the timely roll-out of broadband is also a key priority.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has today called on people to register older relatives and neighbours for the Seniors Alert Scheme… Continue reading.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring T.D. has announced that his Department’s support for the regeneration of Dublin’s North Inner City Dublin will be increased by €2 […]
Ambassador for the Action Plan for Rural Ireland
The former GAA Kerry footballer, Mr. Pat Spillane, was appointed as an Ambassador for Realising our Rural Potential – the Action Plan for Rural Development. Mr. Spillane previously acted as Chair of the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas, known as CEDRA. The Ambassador will assist in communicating the objectives of the Action plan and work to engage local communities in its delivery. Mr. Spillane is a member of the Monitoring Committee which will oversee the implementation of the Action Plan. Mr. Spillane will be looking at areas of good practice which could be replicated across rural communities in Ireland and will be reporting to the Committee on the impact the Action Plan is having in practice on rural Ireland and will report any obstacles to delivery. He is happy to meet communities and individuals who are working across the country to help maximise the potential of their own areas. You can contact Pat through the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (01) 6313932