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The ‘Be Winter Ready’ 2018-2019 Campaign – You, Your Community and the Winter

 The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), together with the Office of Emergency Planning (OEP), produced the ‘Be Winter Ready’ leaflet for 2018-2019. Winter readiness is a challenge for individuals and communities across Ireland each year, and the campaign is designed to raise awareness of practical steps to keep safe through the winter months… Continue reading.

Minister Ring announces over €450,000 for 13 pilot initiatives to benefit communities through digital technology

Thermal imaging pilot project in Galway City could help save lives around River Corrib
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (Friday) announced funding of €453,800, under the Department’s Digital Innovation Programme, for thirteen digital initiatives that will support rural and urban communities… Continue reading.

Minister Canney welcomes selection of FoodCloud as First Awardee of Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s new Growth Fund

Mr. Seán Canney TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, today (30 October) welcomes the selection of FoodCloud as the first recipient of funding under Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s new Growth Fund. This fund is being supported by both AIB and the Department of Rural and Community Development, from the Dormant Accounts Fund… Continue reading.

Minister Ring allocates additional funding of €10 million to upgrade local roads under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS)

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Over 1,100 rural roads improved in the last year – hundreds more to be repaired following today’s announcement

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has today (Friday) announced a further allocation of almost €10 million for Local Authorities under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS). This announcement brings to over €37 million the amount of money allocated to Local Authorities by the Minister since he reintroduced the scheme last year… Continue reading.