Minister Ring announces €190 million SICAP programme for deprived and marginalised communities

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring TD, today announced a major investment by the Government to tackle disadvantage in Ireland. The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), which is overseen by the Department of Rural and Community Development, will provide €190 million over five years (2018-2022) to support the most disadvantaged individuals and communities in our society. Minister Ring made the announcement in Southill Area Centre in Limerick City…Continue reading.

Minister Ring opens new section of Grand Canal Greenway in Offaly

Minister Ring opens new section of Grand Canal Greenway in Offaly.

Minister Ring opens new section of Grand Canal Greenway in Offaly.

Completed project marks another link in coast-to-coast Greenway between Dublin and Galway

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (Thursday) opened a new 4 km section of the Grand Canal Greenway in County Offaly.  This stretch of the Grand Canal Greenway, which has been developed by Offaly County Council along with Waterways Ireland and local partners, takes the user from urban Tullamore to Ballycowan Bridge. The Department of Rural and Community Development has allocated funding to Offaly County Council for further extension of the greenway…Continue reading.

Minister Michael Ring launches Beara Breifne Way initiative to enhance visitor experience

Walking Passport and Heritage Stamps mirrors Camino de Santiago experience

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has said that the creation of a suite of 74 stamps for users of the Beara Breifne Way will help popularise this ancient walking route.  The Minister was speaking at the official launch of the Beara Breifne Way Heritage Stamps in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon…Continue reading.

Minister Ring launches the Irish Shows Association 2018 Yearbook

Minister Michael Ring Launches Irish Shows Association 2018 Yearbook

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today launched the Irish Shows Association Yearbook 2018 in Co. Roscommon.

The Minister allocated €812,000 to Irish Shows Association at the end of last year to the support almost 120 agricultural shows which are due to take place around the country in 2018.  Minister Ring has acknowledged the contribution that these shows have made to the local economies of rural towns and villages since the Irish Shows Association was established in 1931…. Continue reading.