DRCD at the National Ploughing Championships 2018

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All are welcome to come and visit us in the Department’s marquee at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from 18 – 20 September.

You can find us at Block 3, Row 13, Stand 279.

Staff from the Department will be available to assist with your queries on a wide range of the Department’s schemes and services.

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

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As part of Project Ireland 2040, the Government has committed to providing an additional €1 billion for a new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (“the Fund”) over the period 2019 to 2027. The Fund will provide investment to support rural renewal for suitable projects in towns and villages with a population of less than 10,000, and outlying areas. It will be administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development… Continue reading.

Minister of State Kyne publishes a National Average of Local Digital Readiness

Minister Welcomes Local Authority Release of Local Digital Readiness Assessments

 The Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne TD, today published a summary of local digital readiness assessments as part of a drive to develop local digital strategies for each local authority area… Continue reading.

Minister Ring approves over €1.8 million for 128 projects across the country under 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, T.D., today (Tuesday) announced that he has approved over €1.8 million in funding for 128 projects under Measure 1 of the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme… Continue reading.

Minister Ring approves major investment of almost €8 million for ICT capacity, digital services and facilities in public libraries

Minister Ring approves major investment of almost €8 million for ICT capacity, digital services and facilities in public libraries

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (Friday) has approved a major investment package for digital services and facilities in public libraries. The almost €8 million investment comprises of approximately €6 million from Minister Ring’s Department and a further €2 million contribution from Local Authorities… Continue reading.