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.
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.
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.
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.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, and the Managing Director of SuperValu, Martin Kelleher, today (Wednesday) officially launched the 2018 SuperValu TidyTowns competition in the TidyTowns Grove in the Phoenix Park, Dublin…Continue reading.