This paper is comprised of case studies from the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland's Communities in Transition 2 Programme. The Programme seeks to: build relationships within and between people and communities; promote local participation in community development and peace-building work; and create community cohesion by offering opportunities and support that had not been previously accessible … Continue reading Case studies from the Communities in Transition 2 Programme, Northern Island.
Realising our Rural Potential: The Action Plan for Rural Development launched on the 23/01/2017. The Action Plan is the first ever whole-of-government strategy aimed at delivering real change for people living and working in rural Ireland. The objective of the Action Plan for Rural Development is to unlock the potential of rural Ireland through a framework … Continue reading Action Plan for Rural Ireland
IRELAND HAS THE fourth highest rate of suicide amongst teenagers in the EU, according to a new report. Unicef, the United Nations’ childrens’ arm, has released its latest report card on child well-being which shows that Ireland’s rate for teens losing their lives by suicide is above the international average. Ireland’s rate is 10.3 amongst … Continue reading Ireland’s teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU
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
HEINEKEN Ireland has recently announced an initiative to bring communities together to create urban growing spaces that have a positive impact – socially, environmentally and economically. Entitled “Growing with Our Communities”, the initiative is “rooted” internally with HEINEKEN Ireland employees and in collaboration with GIY (Grow it Yourself), through a bespoke GIY@Work programme called #StarGrowers. … Continue reading HEINEKEN Ireland announces urban greening community initiative
IWEA conference hears wind energy could provide renewable energy for heat and transport as well as clean power for the electricity sector The Government should set an ambitious target for Ireland of producing 70 per cent renewable electricity by 2030, which would help transform the energy sector and benefit consumers, according to the Irish Wind … Continue reading Ireland’s electricity should be 70 per cent renewables by 2030, says wind farm group
Various private initiatives contribute to the liveability of rural areas in European countries. ‘Jack’s Old Cottage’ is a practical example from County Mayo in Ireland. The documentary ‘tells’ the specific story of this initiative, and provides answers to the questions why, how, for who, and what. It ends with an interview, and with the opinion … Continue reading JACK’s OLD COTTAGE (HD) – an Irish example of community development in rural areas