Strategy for Public Libraries 2018-2022: Public Consultation

Libraries Ireland

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.

Men’s Sheds going from strength to strength as they announce 400th Shed – Minister Ring

Men’s Sheds going from strength to strength as they announce 400th Shed - Minister Ring

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr. Michael Ring TD, today participated in an event to mark the 400th Men’s Shed in Kilcock in County Kildare. The Men’s Sheds movement, in Ireland, has grown exponentially under the Irish Men’s Sheds Association (IMSA) since the first Shed was established in 2011…Continue reading.

SuperValu TidyTowns – Midlands and East Region Awards Ceremony

This year’s SuperValu TidyTowns awards for the Midlands and East region were presented today, Tuesday 5th December, at a prize-giving ceremony in the Community Centre, Skerries, Co Dublin.  SuperValu TidyTowns winners were presented with their awards by Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community, Sean Kyne, T.D., and Niall O Callaghan, Community and Sponsorship Manager with SuperValu, proud sponsors of the competition. Also joining the Minister on stage was Colm Brehony of Fáilte Ireland… Continue reading.

€800,000 Govt investment will provide huge boost for 120 Agricultural Shows around the country – Minister Ring

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has said the €812,000 allocation by his Department to Agricultural shows represents an important investment in rural communities and the rural economy. Minister Ring was speaking today as he announced a once off allocation of funding to support almost 120 agricultural shows around the country which are due to take place in 2018… Continue Reading.

Minister Ring allocates additional €7.4 million for hugely popular LIS Scheme to improve non-public rural roads

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today announced a further €7.4 million in funding for Local Authorities under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) to support the improvement of non-public rural roads in 2017. This brings to €17.4 million, the amount invested by the Government in non-public rural lanes, boreens and access roads this year…. Continue reading.