Minister Ring announces €1.4 million grant scheme to mark 60th anniversary of Super Valu TidyTowns

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has announced a €1.4 million grant scheme to mark 60th anniversary of the SuperValu TidyTowns competition next year. Minister Ring made the announcement at the SuperValu TidyTowns award ceremony for the North West and West region in Westport, Co Mayo today. This scheme will allow each local committee to apply for a grant of between €1000 and €4000 to support the work they do… Continue reading.

Department of Rural and Community Development to co-sponsor the World Community Development Conference 2018.

WCDC 2018

The World Community Development Conference 2018 will take place from 24-27 June in Maynooth University, Kildare and is co-sponsored by the Department of Rural and Community Development.  The Conference is organised by the Community Work Ireland in association with Department of Applied Studies, Maynooth University and the International Association for Community Development (IACD)… Continue Reading.

Major Government investment will be a game changer for our public libraries – Minister Ring

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Minister Ring was joined by First Year students from Sandford Park School at Pearse St. Library in Dublin

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, announced a significant Government investment package for our public libraries.  The funding will allow for the continued modernisation of the library service, enhancing services for library users and paving the way for the launch of the new public library strategy early in 2018….Continue reading.

Seniors Alert Scheme applicants should only deal with alarm contractors approved by Pobal – Minister Ring

Seniors Alert Scheme applicants should only deal with alarm contractors approved by Pobal – Minister Ring

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr. Michael Ring TD, today highlighted the fact that to avail of the new Seniors Alert Scheme, applicants should only deal with alarm contractors approved by Pobal. Minister Ring was speaking at the launch of the Government’s “Be Winter Ready” Campaign. The Seniors Alert Scheme is administered by Pobal, on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development….Continue reading.