Breakfast meeting on waste water treatment and valorisation of by-products 20th March

Tipperary Green Business Network are hosting a breakfast meeting on waste water treatment and valorisation of by-products on Wednesday 20th March in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles. Attendance to the event is free and is open to all businesses across all sectors. This event is supported by Tipperary County Council as part of its […]

Lonergan Urges Communities/Individuals To Participate Rural Development Plan

Independent County Councillor for Clonmel/Cahir Borough District, Martin Lonergan is urging individuals, groups, businesses, and communities to participate in the preparation of a plan for the LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020.   According to Councillor Lonergan, “County Tipperary has been allocated a budget just in excess of €10m to implement […]

Attention all Community Volunteers – LEADER 2014-2020

Do you live or work in Rural Ireland? Do you have ideas on how to support the development of your own community? Would you like to get directly involved in how funding decisions are made? If your answer is yes then participation in a LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) might be for you! Ranging from […]

Local Development Companies Empowering Communities – Kelly

The Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D. has stated his support for the work of Local Development Companies (LDCs).   The Minister was speaking yesterday at the official opening of the LEADER Village at the National Ploughing Championships. The LEADER Village hosts a range of Irish food, craft and tourism projects supported by […]

New Minister Alan Kelly could give lifeline to LEADER

Tipperary Sinn Féin spokesperson Cllr Seamus Morris has welcomed the appointment of Alan Kelly as Minister for the Environment as it gives the Labour minister the chance to repeal some of the right-wing laws and decisions enacted by the previous minister, Phil Hogan. Cllr Morris said “The Local Property Tax has imposed a burden on […]

Tipperary Politicians Turn out in Force to Hear Concerns of Local Development Companies

TDs and Senators from Co. Tipperary turned out in force for an event in Dublin last week, attended by representatives from North Tipperary LEADER Partnership and South Tipperary Development Company. The event, which took place on Wednesday, 23rd January, was organised by the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN), the representative body for Ireland’s 50 local […]

Aligning or Dismantling? Ireland’s Local Development Structure Is Under Threat

Local Development Companies’ Reaction to “Putting People First” Proposed Reform   The Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) today spoke out on the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government’s reform document, ‘Putting People First’. ILDN, which represents local development companies in Ireland, was openly critical of the Department’s plans to demote Ireland’s highly effective local […]

“LEADER Creates 1,246 Jobs for Rural Ireland and Supports 3,320 Enterprises”

Figures included in the upcoming publication “Follow the LEADER: Paths to Success – LEADER bringing out the best in rural Ireland” reveal that €87 million has been invested into the rural economy through the LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme since 2009. This funding has been used to support over 3,320 local enterprises and […]

Enhanced concentration on enterprise support in RDP will drive recovery process in rural areas

Extra allocation of €10 million assigned to Basic Services Rate of aid for private promoters will increase from 50% to 75% Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government announced today (25th April, 2012) a number of changes to the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme that will see increased availability of […]