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

Minister Ring launches Connaught’s first whiskey in 104 years at The Shed Distillery in the Drumshanbo Food Hub

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today officially launched Connaught’s first whiskey in 104 years at The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney at the Food Hub in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. Minister Ring also unveiled plans for a €1.5 million visitor centre which is due to open at the Shed Distillery next year… Continue reading.