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

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

Department of Rural and Community Development to provide local authorities with co-funding under the European Commission’s Wifi4EU initiative

Seán Kyne, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development has today (Tuesday) confirmed that his department will be co-funding local authorities who are successful recipients of vouchers under the EU’s Wifi4EU scheme.  The Wifi4EU scheme is an initiative of the European Commission which will provide funding to local authorities for the … Continue reading Department of Rural and Community Development to provide local authorities with co-funding under the European Commission’s Wifi4EU initiative