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.

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund


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.