The Department of Rural and Community Development is holding a public consultation event In the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Monday, Saturday 30th between 7pm and 8.30pm on new rural policy for Ireland.
The Department is currently developing a new rural policy for Ireland, to follow on from the Action Plan for Rural Development which reaches the end of its three-year lifecycle at the end of 2019. The new policy will reflect a whole-of-Government commitment to rural Ireland. It will be forward-looking, with a 5-year timeframe, and will focus on strengthening our rural communities and economies.
In order to develop the new policy, the Department has held a series of consultation workshops over the last number of months to obtain stakeholder views on the challenges and opportunities facing rural Ireland.
The Department is now holding two wider public consultation events to inform the next phase of rural development policy for Ireland, one in Mallow and another in County Laois. These workshops will seek to obtain the views of people living and working in rural Ireland on the challenges and opportunities facing them and their communities over the next five years, and actions required to help rural Ireland realise its full potential.
There are still some places available for the event; anyone interested in attending can register for the events via Eventbrite using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/department-of-rural-and-community-development-20051109089.
Also, a reminder of the online consultation to inform this new policy is open until Friday 11th October and is available on English – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTPVSHB/Irish – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K2PJ323.