Rural Development

Dr. Farrell: Women are ‘untapped potentials in rural development’

Dr. Farrell: Women are ‘untapped potentials in rural development’

Women in rural economies, in agriculture or in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are probably one of the most untapped...

May 14, 2022

Fine Gael to hold conference on agriculture and rural development

Fine Gael to hold conference on agriculture and rural development

Fine Gael is holding a one-day conference this weekend on matters relating to agriculture and rural development, aiming to support...

May 4, 2022

Irish Water announces €20m for rural wastewater plant upgrades

Irish Water announces €20m for rural wastewater plant upgrades

Irish Water has announced a €20 million investment plan to upgrade capacity at 12 wastewater treatment plants throughout the country...

April 1, 2022

Minister announces launch of 2022 programme for rural funding

Minister announces launch of 2022 programme for rural funding

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has today (February 24, 2022) announced the launch of the 2022...

February 24, 2022

Call for planning exemption for families of landowners

Call for planning exemption for families of landowners

A Kerry county councillor is calling for an exemption for the families of landowners to allow them to build houses...

February 21, 2022

NI: Minister welcomes rural development projects under £7.5m fund

NI: Minister welcomes rural development projects under £7.5m fund

Northern Ireland Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots has praised rural communities for using the £7.5 million...

February 18, 2022

Remote working to ‘completely revive’ rural Ireland – MEP

Remote working to ‘completely revive’ rural Ireland – MEP

Remote and hybrid working options have the potential to “completely revive” rural Ireland, Fine Gael MEP for the Midlands North...

January 25, 2022

Grants to help buy derelict rural property ‘need to be effective’ – TD

Grants to help buy derelict rural property ‘need to be effective’ – TD

New grants supporting people to buy derelict properties “need to be effective,” independent TD for Galway East, Sean Canney, has...

January 11, 2022

€21.5m for landmark regeneration projects

€21.5m for landmark regeneration projects

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has announced €21.5 million in funding for 27 landmark regeneration projects...

January 6, 2022

European Commission launches Rural Pact initiative

European Commission launches Rural Pact initiative

The European Commission has launched an initiative focused on the needs of rural communities. The Rural Pact is part of...

December 24, 2021

‘Countless nonsensical gaps’ in services across rural communities

‘Countless nonsensical gaps’ in services across rural communities

There are “countless nonsensical gaps” in services across rural communities, Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane has said. The party spokesperson...

November 2, 2021

Community and voluntary groups to get €2m in funding

Community and voluntary groups to get €2m in funding

Over €2 million in funding is to be provided to 65 community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises, which...

October 1, 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

Midlands ‘needs more backing’ as tourist destination

Midlands ‘needs more backing’ as tourist destination

The midlands should receive more promotion as a tourist destination – which would boost the local economy and create sustainable...

August 18, 2021

€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...

August 4, 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

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