Rural Development

€7m fund for streetscape and shopfront enhancement in rural areas

€7m fund for streetscape and shopfront enhancement in rural areas

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys has announced a new €7 million fund for the improvement of streetscapes...

12:19pm

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

Free adult ‘summer school’ aims to boost rural collaboration

Free adult ‘summer school’ aims to boost rural collaboration

A summer school on rural enterprise, heritage and tourism development, organised by five EU funded Horizon 2020 projects, will take...

July 10, 2021

EU farm group lauds European Commission’s rural ‘vision’

EU farm group lauds European Commission’s rural ‘vision’

The European Commission’s long-term vision for rural areas has been welcomed by European young farmer and rural youth organisation CEJA....

June 30, 2021

European Commission unveils long-term vision for rural EU

European Commission unveils long-term vision for rural EU

A long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas has been put forward by the European Commission today (Wednesday, June 30)....

June 30, 2021

Rural resettlement scheme could ‘revive’ communities

Rural resettlement scheme could ‘revive’ communities

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus has called for the introduction of a rural resettlement scheme to encourage families to relocate...

June 4, 2021

€500,000 granted for biodiversity initiatives in southwest

€500,000 granted for biodiversity initiatives in southwest

The allocation of over €500,000 in funding to three local development companies (LDCs) in the southwest of the country for...

June 2, 2021

Network of over 100 digital hubs expected by end of 2021

Network of over 100 digital hubs expected by end of 2021

A national network of over 100 remote working digital hubs is expected to be in place by the end of...

May 31, 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

Leitrim farmers spearhead renovation of O’Rourke’s Table

Leitrim farmers spearhead renovation of O’Rourke’s Table

A number of Leitrim farmers are leading the charge on a project to restore a well-known local beauty spot in...

May 24, 2021

Rural Social Scheme ‘faces inevitable decline’ if issues aren’t addressed

Rural Social Scheme ‘faces inevitable decline’ if issues aren’t addressed

The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) is at a “critical juncture” and “faces inevitable decline” if issues aren’t addressed, according to...

May 20, 2021

Ornua partners with Rethink Ireland to drive ‘green’ rural development

Ornua partners with Rethink Ireland to drive ‘green’ rural development

Ornua has announced a partnership with the Irish social innovation fund, Rethink Ireland. The Irish dairy exporter has pledged €100,000...

May 5, 2021

Sustainable transport can ‘address climate crisis and regional imbalance’

Sustainable transport can ‘address climate crisis and regional imbalance’

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus has said the EU and the Irish government must look at sustainable transport solutions “to...

April 10, 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

New rural development policy ‘cannot become another false dawn’

New rural development policy ‘cannot become another false dawn’

Opposition parties have shown concern over the government’s newly launched five year rural development policy, and whether the “aspirational commitments”...

March 30, 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

‘We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’: Rural Equality Bill 2021 introduced in the Dáil

‘We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’: Rural Equality Bill 2021 introduced in the Dáil

Sinn Féin has today (Wednesday, February 17) introduced the Rural Equality Bill 2021 in the Dáil. Sinn Féin spokesperson on...

February 17, 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