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.

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.

€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.