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Minister Canney announces publication of Taskforce Review Report 2018

Minister Canney announces publication of Taskforce Review Report 2018

Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce reports on achievements to date and sets out goals for 2019

Seán Canney TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, today (20th February) welcomed the publication of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce Implementation Review 2018. The Taskforce, chaired by Minister Canney, was established in 2016 to identify and overcome obstacles to mobile phone and broadband services and engages with telecoms operators. The Taskforce is made up of officials from several Government Departments and agencies and representatives from the local government sector… Continue reading.

Minister Canney visits Dublin’s Smart Docklands Testbed District

19/02/2019 Minister Canney visits Dublin’s Smart Docklands Testbed District Attends Telecommunication Action Group Meeting PIC SHOWS: Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Seán Canney T.D with from left CEO and Founder of Bleeperbike Hugh Cooney and from right Richard Shakespeare Assistant Chief Executive DCC. Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Seán Canney T.D., visited the Smart Docklands district of Dublin City. While there, Minister Canney was shown a number of Smart City initiatives including the BikeKeep smart bike locking system, the wifi connected Steora smart bench and Smart Radar, a traffic monitoring resource. Minister Canney was also shown around Dogpatch Labs where he met Dogpatch Labs’ Smart City Lead, Ciaran Gilsean and a number of innovators and digital entrepreneurs. MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

Minister attends Telecommunication Action Group Meeting

Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Seán Canney T.D., yesterday (Monday, 18 February 2019) visited the Smart Docklands district of Dublin City. While there, Minister Canney was shown a number of Smart City initiatives including the BikeKeep smart bike locking system, the wifi connected Steora smart bench and Smart Radar, a traffic monitoring resource… Continue reading.

Minister Ring announces €62 million in funding for Rural Regeneration and Development projects across the country

At the announcement of €62 Million in funding for Rural Regeneration and Development Projects across Ireland from Project 2040 at The IONTAS Centre, Castleblayney, were (L-R) Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD, Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development and Minister of State, Mr Seán Canney TD. ©Rory GearyMichael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today announced 66 projects which will be allocated funding of €62 million under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, a key component of Project Ireland 2040… Continue reading.

Funding for Local Improvement Schemes “continues to be a lifeline for rural communities” – Minister Ring

€10 million allocation for improvements to non-public rural roads

 €1,200 cap on contributions by individuals introduced

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has today announced that he will make €10 million available in a new round of funding for Local Improvement Schemes (LIS)… Continue reading.