Minister Ring launches call for proposals under new €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Supports, which will start at €500,000, will strengthen rural communities and economies and improve quality of life

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, T.D., today launched the first call for proposals under the Government’s new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.The Fund will provide €1 billion in investment over the next 10 years to support the renewal of small towns, villages and outlying rural areas…Continue reading.

Minister Ring announces €4.8 million for School and Community Safety Measures under the CLÁR programme

170 projects to benefit from funding in rural areas

Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development today (29 June 2018), announced details of €4.8 million to be awarded to 170 projects for safety measures for schools and communities under the 2018 CLÁR programme… Continue reading.

Minister Michael Ring congratulates the winners in Ireland’s Best Kept Town Competition

Ballina, County Mayo, wins the Best Kept Large Town category
Geashill, County Offaly, wins the Best Kept Village category

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D., has congratulated the winners in Ireland’s Best Kept Town Competition 2018, who were announced this week.

Ireland’s Best Kept Town is an all-island competition in which some of the best towns in the SuperValu TidyTowns Competition compete against their counterparts in Northern Ireland’s Best Kept Competition….Continue Reading.

People entering water need to take precautions – Minister Ring

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D., has urged swimmers and bathers to take all necessary precautions when swimming during the upcoming good weather. Minister Ring, who has responsibility for water safety, made the call during National Water Safety Awareness Week and ahead of what is expected to be a sustained period of warm weather…Continue reading.