'Rural Opportunity' Event Launches In Co Longford

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring has hosted a "Rural Opportunity" briefing session in Co. Longford.

This is the second in a series of events intended raise awareness of the wide variety of Government supports available to rural communities. The briefings also provide an update on how to access Project Ireland 2040 funding for rural, or community, projects.

In Granard today, Minister Ring was joined by Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and Seán Kyne TD, Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands.

Minister Ring said: "I am delighted to be in Longford to meet with all of these inspirational people and to hear how they have been able to access the funding available from across Government. I hope that their stories can help inspire those who see them to act in their own communities.

"Today in Granard we are providing information and advice to anyone that has an idea but is unsure how to access the funding available. I want to see more applications for projects as wonderful as the ones we have heard from today.

"This #RuralOpportunity event illustrates how the Government is committed to supporting enterprise and job creation, tourism, culture, community and the Irish language. We are committed to supporting a vibrant and resilient rural Ireland – a place where people will want to live and work – and we are doing that through funding and in partnership with local people."

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