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Irish Rural link directly represents over 600 community groups with a combined membership of 25,000 throughout Ireland.

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tel: +353 90 6482744


Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by IRL

Irish Rural Link are Hiring 

Irish Rural Link project ‘The Next Chapter’, in partnership with Politics Plus and NICVA under the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme are inviting applications for Project Coordinator for a Fixed Term Contract.

For details and how to apply

Closing date and time for receipt of applications is Friday 24th November at 2pm


Irish Rural Link Information Briefing on Rural Services

Irish Rural Link held an information briefing on services in rural areas for TD’s and Senators in Buswells Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 26th October. Representatives from Local Link (New name for Rural Transport Programme), Meals on Wheels and Mental Health Ireland along with Irish Rural Link’s ‘Getting Citizens Online’ Coordinator and Local Public Banking were present on the day. The aim of the day was to inform Dáil members about the services these groups provide in rural areas, the challenges and opportunities for these services.


3rd European Rural Parliament

The 3rd European Rural Parliament is about to take place – October 18-21 in The Netherlands.

You can join the event through live-streaming!

This will be available during plenary sessions at the following times:
Thursday October 19 – 9.00 – 10.30 CET
Friday October 20 – 8.45 – 13.00 CET

Saturday October 21 – 9.00 – 15.00 CET
Simply click on the following link to open the live streaming:…/UCzhiOXPCQbv2wm2fO6zn5ow/live



Irish Rural Link presented to the Oireachtas Finance Committee along with SBFIC Germany on the 12th October 2017 on a Local Public Banking Model in Ireland. The model proposed is similar to the German Sparkassen Model.

A copy of Seamus Boland’s (CEO Irish Rural Link) and Niclaus Bergmann (SBFIC) opening statements are available

Seamus Boland Opening Statement

Niclaus Bergmann Opening Statement


Care and Solidarity in the Community,  Garden Party hosted by President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday 30th June.

President Michael D. Higgins Speech 30 June 2017


Irish Rural Link Annual Conference 2017

Pictured Minister Denis Naughten with Speakers, Patricia Callan SFA, Christine Charlton LEO Westmeath, Harald Felzen Sparkassen SBFIC, Dr. Michael Brougham Enterprise Ireland, Michael Kenny NUIM and Micro Project. Also pictured Billy Murphy, Chair of Irish Rural Link and Pat Spillane Ambassador for Action Plan for Rural Development.

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