The main goal of the Department’s Regional and Rural Division is to promote and facilitate long-term sustainable economic and social progress across rural Ireland. To that end, the Department will work with stakeholders in the coming period to develop a Strategy which will include a Rural Action Plan to advance economic and social progress in rural Ireland. Other key actions include the implementation of the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and the delivery of a range of other schemes, including a Rural Recreation Scheme, the Rural Walks Scheme, a Town and Village Enhancement scheme and the CLÁR Programme. The development of the Post Office network and preparing for the timely roll-out of broadband are also key priorities
Minister Humphreys approves almost €135k in funding for local and regional museums
Minister Humphreys congratulates NPWS and Kerry County Council on retaining the Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Minister of State Ring approves €5 million in funding for Safety Measures and Play Areas under CLÁR.
Dormant Accounts Fund at 30 April 2017
Realising our Rural Potential: Action Plan for Rural Development
Report of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce