The Department of Rural and Community Development, today (16 March 2018), has published the Department’s Statement of Strategy 2017 – 2020 on its website. This publication will underpin the Department’s work for the coming years and enable the Department in working towards its mission to “To promote rural and community development and to support vibrant, inclusive and sustainable communities throughout Ireland”.
The Strategy Statement lays out the vision as to how the Department will design and implement policies that will empower communities, including those facing economic or social disadvantage to unlock their full potential. Two key policy documents : The Action Plan for Rural Development, and the Framework Policy for Local and Community Development in Ireland, will support the work of the Department in the coming years, with particular focus on fulfilling the commitments under the Programme for a Partnership Government.
The Statement of Strategy 2017 – 2020 is available [Here].
Minister Michael Ring with defibrillators. Also in pic, Ruth Bruton (left) from ICRR (Irish Community Rapid Response) and Mairead Egan, UCD Centre of Emergency Medical Sciences.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (Thursday) announced details of the CLÁR programme for 2018. CLÁR provides funding for small scale capital projects in rural areas that have experienced significant levels of depopulation. The programme, which has a budget of €5 million this year, forms part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and will support investments such as play areas for children; traffic calming measures around schools; and support for emergency responders…Continue reading.
€15 million campus includes two new schools, new library, community sports hall and largest teacher resource centre in Ireland
Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, officially opened a new state-of-the-art library and Community Campus in Carrickphierish, Waterford City…Continue reading.
Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, officially launched a new state-of-the-art mobile library in Duncannon, County Wexford. The mobile library was purchased and developed following an investment of €250,000 by Minister Ring’s Department under the Library Capital Investment Programme 2016-2021…Continue reading.
A Status Red weather warning comes into effect for Leinster and Munster at 4pm tomorrow (Thursday 1st March), please stay indoors during this period and know that all information relating to this weather warning can be found at the Government’s Extreme Weather Event Information service.