Details of Transitional LEADER Programme announced

Programme will bridge gap between EU LEADER programming periods Initial allocation of €20 million to support locally-led rural development Key focus on building capacity in communities Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today announced details of the Transitional LEADER Programme which will come into effect in April 2021. The Minister also announced […]

Government blow to rural Ireland as Leader funding slashed

Councillor Jackie Cahill, a candidate in the upcoming Fianna Fail selection convention, has criticised the significant reduction of Leader Funding for Tipperary.   In a statement, Jackie said “For the next 6 years (2014 to 2020), the Government have announced that €10.1 Million will be allocated for the Leader Element of Rural Development Programme projects […]

Co Tipperary Forgotten by Government-Seamus Healy TD

Statement by Seamus Healy TD Co Tipperary is being Forgotten! Further Blow as Government Reduces Leader Funding Ministers Kelly(Lab) and Hayes(FG) Must Act Now to Stop Tipp falling Further Behind! Disposable income per head in County Tipperary is more than 5% below the national average and more than 16% below the Dublin level. Today (Monday […]

LEADER Programme launched in The Cottage Loughmore

Loughmore in Co. Tipperary was a hive of activity today with a large gathering of local and national media when Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D. and Minister of State for Rural Affairs, Ann Phelan T.D., were in attendance to launch the new LEADER Programme.  The announcement took place at The Cottage. The […]

LEADER Funding Must Not Be Hived Off To Local Authorities – IFA

IFA President Eddie Downey has said the funding allocated to the Leader programme in the CAP Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 must not be hived off to local authorities at the expense of local communities and promoters.   Mr Downey was responding to the announcement today by the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Phil […]

Phil Prendergast MEP urges Minister Hogan to reconsider position on Leader funding

Phil Prendergast MEP for Ireland South and candidate in the upcoming European Elections has called on Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan to halt plans that will see Leader funding money being administered by local government. The move will see the administration of the funds taken out of the hands of local […]

Leader Companies urged to ensure that all funding is spent before the end of the year

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan T.D, today (4th July, 2013) urged Local Development Companies (LDCs) to ensure that all funding that has been allocated to them under the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 (RDP) is fully committed and spent before the end of the programme. On 21 […]