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.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, visited rural communities in Wicklow and officially opened rural initiatives which are being supported through his Department.
Minister Ring opened a new skate park in Baltinglass, a playground in Rathdangan and a Multi Use Games Area in Knockananna, all of which have been built with funding from his Department’s CLÁR programme. He also visited a project being supported under his Department’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme in Rathdrum...Continue Reading.