Minister Kyne announces €1.2m from the Dormant Accounts Fund to upgrade eight Volunteer Information Services to full Volunteer Centres

Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Sean Kyne TD, today (15 October) announced the provision of funding of €1.2m from the Dormant Accounts Fund to upgrade eight Volunteer Information Services to full Volunteer Centres.

This announcement gives effect to the commitment contained in the Dormant Accounts Fund Action Plan 2018, announced by the Minister last July, to provide the necessary funding to upgrade Volunteer Information Services to full Volunteer Centres, in order to provide a consistent level of volunteering service nationwide. The locations involved are Cavan, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Laois, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford and Wexford… Continue reading.

Minister of State Kyne re-affirms the Government commitment to achieving a ‘digitally connected’ Ireland at second National Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce Stakeholder Forum

The Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce held its second Stakeholder Forum today in Ballinasloe, County Galway. This year’s Forum was moderated by journalist and broadcaster Ms Jess Kelly…. Continue reading.

Minister Ring announces additional €5 million investment in public libraries in Edgeworthstown, Portlaoise, Ennis and Stillorgan

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has today, announced an additional €5 million investment for public libraries in Ireland. The additional funding will bring the overall value of the Libraries Capital Programme to almost €29 million… Continue reading.