€62 million increase in Department of Rural and Community Development budget welcomed by Ministers Ring and Kyne

Budget will increase by €62 million to €293 million in 2019 – a 27% increase

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD and Minister of State Seán Kyne TD today welcomed the funding allocations made available to the Department of Rural and Community Development as part of Budget 2019.

The overall level of funding for the Department will increase from €231 million in 2018 to €293 million in 2019. This funding will facilitate the continued delivery of programmes across the rural and community development areas; provide €55 million for the roll out of the new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund in 2019 and allow additional supports for programmes… Continue reading.

Minister Ring announces the 224 rural communities to receive funding under Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (5th October 2018) announced that 224 rural towns and villages across the country are set to benefit from over €21 million in funding under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which was launched in April this year, focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development. Funding awarded to individual towns and villages this year generally ranges from €20,000 to €100,000, with 30 projects receiving between €100,000 and €200,000 for more ambitious proposals. Total funding amounts to €21,230,121… Continue reading.

Minister Ring approves €1.4 million to transport people in rural Ireland to medical services

Minister Michael Ring TD meeting with Irene McLoughlin, Glenisland; Martin Healy, VTC Castlebar, Western Care and Joan Carden, Reeling Street, Ballina on a visit to Western Care headquarters, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Photo : Keith Heneghan.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today, announced details of 27 applicants who will receive funding for Mobility and Cancer Care transport under his Department’s 2018 CLÁR programme… Continue reading.