Home Retrofits Key to Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery

Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative (ECTC) has said that one of the best ways to prepare for the post covid-19 economic recovery is to scale up retrofitting schemes around the country as soon as it is safe for work to begin on such projects. Since forming in 2012 ECTC has overseen the investment of €10.2 million […]

FG proposal on local authority functions would halt the spread of economic recovery – IMPACT

“If local government continues to be picked apart, rural communities and smaller towns will be denied the opportunity to have a say in how their services are delivered as well as being denied the fruits of economic recovery” – Peter Nolan, national secretary, IMPACT     IMPACT trade union has criticised Fine Gael’s proposal to […]

Rural Ireland Has To Share In Economic Recovery – IFA President Tells Politicians On Opening Day Of Ploughing Championships

Speaking at the opening day of the Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois, IFA President Eddie Downey said the Association would be sending a clear message to all politicians visiting the IFA stand: Government action is needed to ensure the economic recovery in Dublin and the main cities is fully reflected throughout rural Ireland.   […]

Investment In Agriculture Direct Route To Balanced Economic Recovery

Launching IFA’s pre-budget submission INVESTING IN AGRICULTURE TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH in Dublin, IFA President Eddie Downey said achieving a balanced economic recovery across the country must be a key Government objective in this October’s budget.   “Throughout the downturn, the primary agriculture and agri-food sector delivered increased employment and export earnings, contributing significantly to […]

Balanced Economic Recovery requires a greater focus on Rural Ireland – Downey

Speaking in advance of the National Economic Dialogue in Dublin Castle, which begins today, IFA President Eddie Downey said that balanced economic recovery must be a key Government objective and this requires a greater focus on, and investment in, rural Ireland.   He said, “While there has been an improvement in the public finances, hard […]