Community: a powerful label? Connecting wind energy to rural Ireland

Much of the research on the social sustainability of renewable technologies has focused on local acceptance issues, community benefits from exogenous developments, and matters related to the planning and development process. Grassroots-initiated wind energy schemes as a form of rural enterprise have received less attention, especially in the Irish context. Using a case study approach, … Continue reading Community: a powerful label? Connecting wind energy to rural Ireland

South Uist community ownership will see nature reserve created

AN island nature reserve is to be created as crofting estate land is transferred into community ownership on South Uist. A total of 1100 hectare of land at Loch Druidibeg on the island will become a wildlife haven after the Scottish Government rubber-stamped the plan. Local group Storas Uibhist plans to create visitor facilities and improve access … Continue reading South Uist community ownership will see nature reserve created

A city that turned its back on the sea…

The Edinburgh Shoreline project, part of Edinburgh Living Landscape, is a community based initiative to raise awareness of the rich history and biodiversity of the city’s coast and consider the environmental and economic pressures on it.  It involves artists, specialists and people living and working here creating responses to these pressures including demonstrating how the now necessary sea … Continue reading A city that turned its back on the sea…

Action Plan for Rural Development Progress Report – April 2018

No room for complacency despite strong progress Minister Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, today (Friday, 4 May 2018) published the second Progress Report on the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development. The Action Plan, which was launched in January 2017, contains 277 actions aimed at supporting the economic and social progress … Continue reading Action Plan for Rural Development Progress Report – April 2018

Activelink, The online network for Irish non-profit organisations

Activelink is the premier online network for Irish community and non-profit organisations and those interested in this sector. We provide information on jobs, tenders, volunteering, events, fundraising, training, publications and funding in these sectors. This website is updated daily and filtered into 2 weekly newsletter bulletins: Activelink (jobs and volunteering) and Community Exchange (training and … Continue reading Activelink, The online network for Irish non-profit organisations

Minister McHugh Announces 10 year plan for €178 million investment package on the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands as part of Project Ireland

Donegal TD Joe McHugh, Minister of State for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, today announced details of the €178 million investment programme for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 plan. The long-term funding package will run over 10 years and includes investment for Údarás … Continue reading Minister McHugh Announces 10 year plan for €178 million investment package on the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands as part of Project Ireland

Minister McHugh urges local communities to pitch for grant funding under €15M regeneration scheme for rural towns and villages

Donegal TD Joe McHugh has urged local community groups and businesses in towns and villages up and down the country to start making their pitch for regeneration grants under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Mr McHugh, Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, said: “There is €15 … Continue reading Minister McHugh urges local communities to pitch for grant funding under €15M regeneration scheme for rural towns and villages