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Minister Ring welcomes Enterprise Ireland and IDA job creation figures for the regions

Majority of jobs in agencies’ client companies are outside Dublin region

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, TD, today (9th January) welcomed Enterprise Ireland’s 2018 End of Year Statement which shows that the majority of new jobs created by Enterprise Ireland companies last year were in regions outside of Dublin… Continue reading.

Minister Ring and Fáilte Ireland jointly announce funding of €11 million for 78 outdoor recreation infrastructure projects

Major investment in Greenways, Blueways and Walking Trails

Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development and Ms Orla Carroll, Director of Strategic Development with Fáilte Ireland today (Tuesday 8th of January) jointly announced the approval of almost €11 million in funding for 78 projects under Measure 2 of the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme… Continue reading.

Over 3,000 projects in disadvantaged communities supported through Community Enhancement Programme – Minister Ring

The Community Enhancement Programme provides small grants to enhance facilities in communities throughout country

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring TD, has today confirmed that 3,000 projects have been allocated funding under his Department’s Community Enhancement Programme (CEP). Minister Ring allocated €12.5 million under the Programme in 2018 and is today announcing the details of the more than 3,000 projects which have received support through this funding… Continue reading.