Minister Ring announces €190 million SICAP programme for deprived and marginalised communities

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.

Minister Kyne announces TrustIE Recruitment Pilot Programme

Minister Kyne announced today (22 March 2018) the launch of TrustIE – a pilot project aimed at supporting smaller local charities around board recruitment. Mr. Sean Kyne T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Rural & Community Development today announced the allocation of €20,000 for the roll out of TrustIE, a pilot programme aimed at helping smaller charities in recruiting voluntary trustees (directors)…Continue reading.

€5 million CLÁR Programme will help improve quality of life in disadvantaged rural communities – Minister Ring

€5 million CLÁR Programme will help improve quality of life in disadvantaged rural communities - Minister Ring

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.

€10 million for Local Improvement Scheme is “a lifeline for rural communities” – Minister Ring

LIS supports improvement of non-public rural roads that access homes and farms

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has approved €10million for the Local Improvement Scheme to support the improvement of non-public rural roads such as the lanes and boreens that enable people to access their homes and farms. These roads are not under the normal maintenance of the Local Authorities but are a vital artery for people living in rural areas…Continue reading.