LEADER

Minister ‘must reconsider plans to cut’ LEADER funding

Minister ‘must reconsider plans to cut’ LEADER funding

Sinn Féin spokesperson on rural development Claire Kerrane has called on the government to address falling levels of LEADER funding....

November 30, 2021

National conference to focus on impact of LEADER on rural development

National conference to focus on impact of LEADER on rural development

Over 400 delegates will gather for an online conference today (Monday, November 15) to celebrate the impact of the LEADER...

November 15, 2021

Special booklet launched to mark 30th anniversary of LEADER

Special booklet launched to mark 30th anniversary of LEADER

A special publication to mark 30 years of LEADER and the inspirational projects that it has funded throughout rural Ireland...

November 12, 2021

‘Disappointing’ LEADER allocation ‘a blow for rural communities’

‘Disappointing’ LEADER allocation ‘a blow for rural communities’

A “disappointing” €180 million allocation to the LEADER programme for the 2023-2027 period has been described as a “blow for rural...

October 20, 2021

LEADER allocation will help rural communities meet ‘new and emerging challenges’

LEADER allocation will help rural communities meet ‘new and emerging challenges’

A €180 million allocation to the LEADER programme for the 2023-2027 period has been welcomed by Minister for Rural and...

October 20, 2021

Leitrim heifer raffle draws huge interest

Leitrim heifer raffle draws huge interest

A raffle with a Limousin heifer as second prize being held to raise funds for a Leitrim clubhouse has captured...

September 29, 2021

LDCs stress LEADER priorities to ministers ahead of Budget 2022

LDCs stress LEADER priorities to ministers ahead of Budget 2022

Local development companies (LDCs) outlined their priorities from a LEADER perspective ahead of the forthcoming Budget at a recent meeting...

September 20, 2021

Details on €20 million in rural LEADER funding confirmed

Details on €20 million in rural LEADER funding confirmed

Details of the final allocation of €20 million in funding through the LEADER Programme for the period 2021-2022 have been...

July 30, 2021

Donegal Yarn secured as wool group’s first customer

Donegal Yarn secured as wool group’s first customer

Dismayed at the sharply falling price of wool on the traditional route to market, a group of wool producers –...

June 6, 2021

Small firms urged to avail of €5m LEADER Food Initiative

Small firms urged to avail of €5m LEADER Food Initiative

Small and micro food businesses are being urged by the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) to avail of the €5...

May 25, 2021

Farming women facilitated to get active in society

Farming women facilitated to get active in society

Local development company, North, East and West Kerry Development (NEWKD), in partnership with Trakt Piastów of Wielka Polska (Greater Poland),...

May 22, 2021

Details of €70m transitional LEADER programme announced

Details of €70m transitional LEADER programme announced

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys has announced the details of the allocation of the €70 million transitional...

April 9, 2021

€70 million LEADER transitional programme opens for applications

€70 million LEADER transitional programme opens for applications

The new €70 million Transitional LEADER Programme has opened for applications as of today (Thursday, April 1), according to the...

April 1, 2021

LEADER funding boost ‘will deliver critical stimulus to rural areas’

LEADER funding boost ‘will deliver critical stimulus to rural areas’

The increased allocation of €70 million in funding for the LEADER programme for 2021 and 2022 has been welcomed by...

March 13, 2021

Additional €50 million in LEADER funding for rural communities announced

Additional €50 million in LEADER funding for rural communities announced

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue have announced the allocation of...

March 12, 2021

LEADER ‘the ideal vehicle’ to bolster rural Ireland with EU recovery funding

LEADER ‘the ideal vehicle’ to bolster rural Ireland with EU recovery funding

The government has been called on to utilise the €190 million available to Ireland under the European Agricultural Fund for...

February 10, 2021

LEADER Food Initiative gets green light for 2021…with higher aid rates

LEADER Food Initiative gets green light for 2021…with higher aid rates

The LEADER Food Initiative, which provides funding support for new and existing artisan, micro and small food producers, will continue...

December 16, 2020

Rural network seeks votes for best LEADER-funded project

Rural network seeks votes for best LEADER-funded project

The National Rural Network (NRN) is calling on the public to vote for their favourite LEADER-funded projects as part of...

October 29, 2020