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.