Michael Ring: Government intends to redistribute investment to rural areas

Project Ireland 2040 will make villages and towns more attractive places to live, in expectation of substantial population growth, says Michael Ring. The Department of Rural and Community Development was created by the Taoiseach last June, at an opportune time. As someone who has spent his career working with rural communities, I intend to help rural … Continue reading Michael Ring: Government intends to redistribute investment to rural areas

COMPARING RURAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES IN FOUR IRISH COMMUNITIES, 1930–2005

Research Analysis This research analyses change and adaptation in four Irish rural communities that have followed distinct paths of rural transition from localised market towns to participants in a global economy. Three of the four study communities – Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon, Cashel in County Tipperary and Millstreet in County Cork – were traditionally agricultural … Continue reading COMPARING RURAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES IN FOUR IRISH COMMUNITIES, 1930–2005

Significant growth for small towns and villages envisaged in NDP

New long-term planning blueprint sets realistic and sustainable approach to once-off homes Ireland’s new long-term planning blueprint envisages significant growth for Ireland’s smaller town and villages over the next 20 years, allied to a realistic and sustainable approach to once-off homes in the countryside. There are 154 towns with fewer than 10,000 people; 40 of … Continue reading Significant growth for small towns and villages envisaged in NDP

Consultation: National Outcomes for Scotland 2018

The Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee is seeking views about the updated National Outcomes for Scotland. The National Outcomes are used as broad policy aims for the Scottish Government and are updated every five years. The outcomes are part of National Performance Framework, a broad set of indicators and targets which cover a range of … Continue reading Consultation: National Outcomes for Scotland 2018