Strategy for Public Libraries 2018-2022: Public Consultation

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The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr. Michael Ring T.D., is seeking submissions in respect of the Government’s new Public Library Strategy 2018-2022.

The new Strategy will underpin the continued development of the public library system over the next five years and position the public library at the centre of the community, meeting the information, learning and cultural needs of individuals and communities…Continue reading.

Minister Ring announces €2.2 million funding for 32 rural trails, cycleways and other recreational amenities

Michael Ring, TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, today announced that he has approved €2.2 million in funding for 32 projects under Measure 2 of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. These grants are to improve walking trails, greenways and other recreational amenities, with grants of up to €100,000 being awarded… Read more.

Enterprise Ireland and IDA regional job creation stats highly encouraging for rural Ireland – Minister Ring

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, said today that strong Enterprise Ireland (EI) and IDA regional job creation statistics announced this week show that there is a significant increase in job creation in our regions. While welcoming the progress made, Minister Ring was keen to emphasise the significant challenge that still exist in creating sustainable rural jobs… Continue reading