Ballina “Helping Hands” event will advise community groups on submitting effective applications for grant funding – Minister Ring

Event is aimed at groups that have received little or no funding in the past

​Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, today (Thursday 18th April) announced that an event that will take place in Ballina, Co Mayo to provide information to community groups on how to submit effective applications for grant funding.

The free event forms part of the “Helping Hands” initiative, a series of six regional events that will run from the end of April to the end of May. These events will provide information on how to submit applications for grant funding and are aimed at groups that have received little or no funding in the past… Continue reading.

Minister Ring joins with Dancing With The Stars sensation in calling on people to give their neighbours The Big Hello! this May Bank Holiday

With just four weeks to go, Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development is joining forces with Dancing With The Stars winner, Mairéad Ronan and calling on people to reach out to their neighbours as part of The Big Hello!, the first National Community Weekend which takes place this May Bank Holiday Weekend (4-6 May)… Continue reading.

Minister Canney announces publication of Taskforce Review Report 2018

Minister Canney announces publication of Taskforce Review Report 2018

Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce reports on achievements to date and sets out goals for 2019

Seán Canney TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, today (20th February) welcomed the publication of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce Implementation Review 2018. The Taskforce, chaired by Minister Canney, was established in 2016 to identify and overcome obstacles to mobile phone and broadband services and engages with telecoms operators. The Taskforce is made up of officials from several Government Departments and agencies and representatives from the local government sector… Continue reading.