Minister Ring announces over €450,000 for 13 pilot initiatives to benefit communities through digital technology

Thermal imaging pilot project in Galway City could help save lives around River Corrib
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (Friday) announced funding of €453,800, under the Department’s Digital Innovation Programme, for thirteen digital initiatives that will support rural and urban communities… Continue reading.

Minister Ring allocates additional funding of €10 million to upgrade local roads under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS)

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Over 1,100 rural roads improved in the last year – hundreds more to be repaired following today’s announcement

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has today (Friday) announced a further allocation of almost €10 million for Local Authorities under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS). This announcement brings to over €37 million the amount of money allocated to Local Authorities by the Minister since he reintroduced the scheme last year… Continue reading.

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.