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.

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.

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.