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.

Invitation for Applications for Appointment to the Board of Pobal

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The Minister for Rural and Community Development invites applications from suitably qualified candidates who can demonstrate the required skills and experience to be considered for appointment as directors of the Board of Pobal.
Closing date for applications is Thursday, 26 July 2018.

For information on the requirements of the positions and details on how to apply please refer to  http://www.stateboards.ie/stateboards/campaignAdvert/87005.htm

Minister Ring announces €2m funding measure to assist Social Enterprises around the country with the support of the Dormant Accounts Fund

Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, today (18 July 2018) announced a call for applications from social enterprises for funding under the Social Enterprise measure; which has €2m in funding available through the support of the Dormant Accounts Fund… Continue reading.

Minister Kyne publishes Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2018, providing almost €40m to benefit disadvantaged groups

From left to right; Sheila Crowley (Ruhama), Deirdre Mortell (Social Innovation Fund Ireland), Zoe Hughes (Care Alliance Ireland), Minister Sean Kyne TD (Dept. Rural and Community Development), John Treacy (Sports Ireland)

Seán Kyne T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, today (Tuesday, 17 July) announced funding of almost €40 million for programmes and measures to support disadvantaged people and communities across the country… Continue reading.

Taoiseach joins Ministers Ring and Creed to herald an exciting period ahead for rural communities and economies


The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, T.D., and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., have today, together with An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, T.D., hailed the vast potential in rural communities…Continue reading.

Minister Ring announces CLÁR funding of €1.2 million for 70 First Responder Organisations in rural areas

Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, today announced details of funding of €1.2 million to a range of First Responder organisations in rural areas under Measure 3 (First Responders Support) of the CLÁR Programme 2018.

The funding will go towards a range of supports including:

  • Vital equipment for mountain and sub aqua rescue groups
  • Ambulances for local ambulance groups
  • Defibrillators for local communities… Continue reading.